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A photo documentary of the last Serpent Handling Churches in America being compiled and preserved into a book for future generations.
A photo documentary of the last Serpent Handling Churches in America being compiled and preserved into a book for future generations.
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    1. G. Jason Head on

      Any updates on the status of this project?

    2. stephanie bilodeau on

      Congrats! So happy for you. Australia is eager to get your book. :)

    3. Wendi Sturgis on

      Huge Congrats Hunter! We cant wait to see the end product!

    4. Lusitano_girl on

      Congratulations :)

    5. Leslye on

      I learned of this project through a totally unrelated post on FB. I am a native of Southwest West Virginia, about 90 miles from Jolo. I remember people talking about snake handlers, but never attended. My Dad was a merchant and told once of a gentleman who came to his store and showed him where he had been bitten in church by a snake. Through your researcy you may have become famaliar with a book called "Salvation on Sand Mountain". I read it several years ago. It's about a journalist who travels to Georgia for a story on snake handling churches and gets caught up in it himself. Very interesting read. You may want to contact the Association for Appalachian Studies @ Appalachianstudies.org. I don't know if they provide funding for projects such as this. The association is headquartered @ Marshall University in Huntington, WV (my alma mater). Over the past couple of years, I have found myself becoming more interested in Appalachian Culture. I'm going to pledge to help back this project. I really look forward to seeing your project come to light. Also, please feel free to contact me for any Appalachia insight. It's quite interesting.

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      dana bowen on

      Love, Love, Love my photo of "Jeff"...can't wait to view to new project!

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      David Hemphil on

      Get down Hunter! This is incredible, super excited to see the book!

    8. Song Chong on

      Great Work Hunter! I'm excited to see how this develops!

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      Mike Lyon on

      Awesome stuff Hunter! Can't wait to see the completed project!