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Old Barn on Black Hollow Road in Washington co., Va.

The story is told of  John Breckenridge, when he was a young man, told people he believed he could fly. He gathered all the turkey feathers he could get and made him a pair of wings, strapped them on and climbed to the top of this barn. He ran down the roof of the barn and jumped off! To his amazement, he couldn't fly and fell to the ground! The people who had gathered to watch his feat picked up his broken body and got a doctor to patch him up. Several years ago John died after a long life. Perhaps he is flying around Heaven now! GLH


Above: Wiley Bott, Jr. Age 80 and Herman Miller cut and spear burley tobacco on the Breckenridge farm in Washington co., Va.


Burley tobacco in the field near Damascus, Va.