Sounds of Middlesboro, KY and around

Only a Miner by Cadle, Tillman The Great Judgement Morning by Congregation of the Church of Ten Elders Around the same times, Henry Harrison Mayes was active, Alan Lomax traveled through Appalachia and recorded the music of the people there and the people themselves. Some recordings were released on Folkways, like When Kentucky Had No Union…

Get Right With God – Happy Ending (Sign, Speedwell, TN)

Get Right With God – Happy Ending (Sign, Speedwell, TN)

Sign by Henry Harrison Mayes in near Old-Hwy 63, Speedwell, TN Location: 36.52185783000347, -83.74941173203882 According to “A Coal Miner’s Simple Message” Book, a cross was relocated from Middlesborro to Speedwell, TN to Bill Hatfields property. I wasn’t able to find it via street view or satellite images, but I found a painted Mayes sign. Hatfield…

Mayes’ display near Middlesboro, KY, his hometown, in a short documentary about a snake handling church.

Mayes’ display near Middlesboro, KY, his hometown, in a short documentary about a snake handling church.

Mayes’ display near Middlesboro, KY, his hometown, in a short documentary about a snake handling church. Documentary about ‘snake-handling’ Kentucky church fails to grasp tradition, expert says

The Legend of Harrison Mayes by Just Off The Wilderness Road

The Legend of Harrison Mayes Liner Notes | Just Off The Wilderness Road It all began a hundred years agoWhen he painted a pig ‘cause the good Lord told him soGet right with God was what it had to sayThis is the legend of Harrison Mayes Up Mingo holler, down in a mineA broken rail…

Henry Harrison Mayes Roadside Cross in Cecile, OH

Henry Harrison Mayes Roadside Cross in Cecile, OH

Couldn’t locate the cross on google streetview but it must have been around here: https://goo.gl/maps/nmemsHV5fMZEdULQ7 Cross is now at the museum https://goo.gl/maps/NNfPR6GDEWtiZMrK7   Public sentiment leads to old cross staying, new cross planned – Blessings in disguise Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:00 AM By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Feature Writer CECIL – The old cross sign…

Sanne Peper – Due to Lack of Interest, Tomorrow has been Cancelled [2008-2015]

Sanne Peper – Due to Lack of Interest, Tomorrow has been Cancelled [2008-2015]

Henry Harrison Mayes – Exhibition at Clinton, Tennessee — Museum of Appalachia 2010 Part of Sanne Peper – Due to Lack of Interest, Tomorrow has been Cancelled [2008-2015] Project/Book. https://blog.photoeye.com/2016/02/book-review-due-to-lack-of-interest.html

Historic Photo of Henry Harrison Mayes Roadside Cross in Alabama

Historic Photo of Henry Harrison Mayes Roadside Cross in Alabama

James Karales (1930-2002) was a photographer for Look magazine between 1960 and 1972 and is included in the show with his pictures of the churchs’ role during the events that Look published in the May 18, 1965 issue, and the Selma March. His iconic image of this event, which is permanently on view at the…

A mark of faith – Conway couple now possesses sign that was obsession of Tennessee man

A mark of faith – Conway couple now possesses sign that was obsession of Tennessee man

As many other markers, the Conway, AR marker was moved from the original location due to a highway expansion project. It was moved from around Squirrel Hill a mile East. Below is a facebook post by someone and a news article from the Log cabin Democrat Newspaper, about the destiny of the cross. FRED PETRUCELLI/…

An American way of the cross

By FRED BROWN / Scripps Howard News Service Saturday, April 11, 1998 MIDDLESBORO, Ky. – Harrison Mayes was God’s own messenger. He was a rolling holy man, rambling the landscape, landing in small illuminating bursts. Everywhere he traveled, Mayes left behind a trail of large cement crosses and hearts and red and white signs that…