REMEMBERED: ONE-OF-A-KIND CALHOUN MOUNTAIN WOMAN

(01/02/2015)

Emma Metz was a one-of-a-kind Calhoun mountain woman, the likes of which we will never see again.

Emma died in 2009 at 86 at her home on Crummis Creek at the edge of the Bear Fork wilderness, where she wandered as a child and later roamed with her livestock.

Emma settled in the hollow after World War II, and stayed in her simple dwelling. She declined the erection of a mail box.

West Virginia newspaper columnist Dave Peyton placed her in his "West Virginia original" category.

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