With the impending opening of the new Southwest Virginia Walk of Fame in Big Stone Gap on Saturday, I’m left wondering: Where exactly is Southwest Virginia?Whoa! Hang on there, Joe. Let's go back to that "famous writers" list. I sure hope the good folks at the Southwest Virginia Museum remembered to include Southwest Virginia's most famous writer. One who hobnobbed with the likes of William Faulkner and Carl Sandburg.
First, some background. This tile walk on the grounds of the Southwest Virginia Museum honors a who’s who of the region’s famous writers – Lee Smith, Napoleon Hill, Adriana Trigiani, Junius Griffin, Don Whitehead and John Fox Jr.
On the list, are athletes like ... (link)
Sherwood Anderson of Troutdale? Hello?
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Okay, okay, he wasn't born in Southwest Virginia. But he lived the last years of his life here and is buried in Marion. That makes him one of us. My opinion.