How did a small village get such an unusual name? The answer would reveal the secret to one of the best kept secrets in Appalachian history. The answer had been woven into the fabric of day to day life hiding the invisible threads of humanity and history long passed away. Or had they? Those threads, once illuminated, led back to a transplanted ancient culture left curiously intact, a whirlwind 19th century Caribbean romance and a gifted thinker that reflect the true spirit of a culture known for their independent mind. Discovering Lavalette-Commemorative Village Edition is the multi-dimensional cultural biography of a small southern Appalachian village and its humble people. Introductions include photographs and oral histories from the earliest settlers, their adventures with Colonial America, the American Civil War, the coming of the Industrial Age.Villagers of Lavalette may be relaxed and full of humor, but they know when to get their work done. ... I worked in his office and learned how honest and fair business dealings, respecful treatment of customers and staggering manual labor could springboard into a successful business. ... Taco Bell, Exxon, BP, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Rite Aid, Chase Banks, and Foodfair found interest in our small villageanbsp;...
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