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Nelson County's Real Life John Boy Heads Back To The West Coast After Crew Shoots Biography

Nelson County’s Real Life John Boy Heads Back To The West Coast After Crew Shoots Biography

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia Producers and crews finished up their shoot Wednesday evening in Schuyler, Virginia where they have been involved in a video production with Nelson County native, Earl Hamner, Jr. We first told you about the production in this post. Earl was the creator of the long running television series The Waltons. Actor […]

Waltons' Creator Earl Hamner Back In His Hometown Of Schuyler (With Audio Interview)

Waltons’ Creator Earl Hamner Back In His Hometown Of Schuyler (With Audio Interview)

[ 1 ] April 8, 2014

Schuyler Nelson County, VA Nelson native, Earl Hamner, Jr. and Schuyler’s real John Boy Walton was back in the very place he was born on Monday. Hamner who was the creator of The highly acclaimed television series The Waltons. He’s been back in Nelson where a biography is being shot on his life. Our Woody […]

Ralph Waite, Actor Who Played The Father On The Waltons Dies at 85

Ralph Waite, Actor Who Played The Father On The Waltons Dies at 85

[ 0 ] February 13, 2014

Post by Blue Ridge Life Magazine.

Schuyler, VA Inspired TV Series - Characters Of The Waltons Reunite For Network Interview

Schuyler, VA Inspired TV Series – Characters Of The Waltons Reunite For Network Interview

[ 0 ] September 6, 2013

Schuyler Nelson County, VA For years and years we’ve been telling you about our friend and native Nelson native, Earl Hamner, Jr of Schuyler. Earl was the creator of The Waltons, a long running, highly successful, television series based on his childhood experiences here in Nelson. It’s rare you get to see the entire cast […]

Nelson : Schuyler's Earl Hamner, Jr. Receives VA Senate Proclamation

Nelson : Schuyler’s Earl Hamner, Jr. Receives VA Senate Proclamation

[ 1 ] April 4, 2013

Richmond, Virginia By Woody Greenberg For Waltons International Fan Club President Carolyn Grinnell, seeing Earl Hamner standing in the well of the Virginia Senate to receive the plaudits of the nation’s oldest legislature “brought tears to my eyes.” Hamner, 89, was recognized for both his literary achievements – “Spencer’s Mountain,” “Fifty Roads to Town,” – […]

Nelson: Earl Hamner Receives Proclamation From VA General Assembly

Nelson: Earl Hamner Receives Proclamation From VA General Assembly

[ 0 ] April 3, 2013

Richmond, VA As we mentioned Tuesday evening, Nelson County, VA native Earl Hamner, Jr. Is back in the state being recognized for his lifetime’s work. Much of it based on his experiences here in Virginia as a child. BRLM’s Woody Greenberg sent the picture in above from the noon ceremony in Richmond. We’ll have much […]

Nelson: Schuyler Native Earl Hamner Back In Virginia For Honor Before Legislature

Nelson: Schuyler Native Earl Hamner Back In Virginia For Honor Before Legislature

[ 0 ] April 2, 2013

Schuyler / Richmond, VA For years we have followed Nelson County’s Earl Hamner, Jr. He’s written many stories for us in our previous publication Nelson County Life Magazine. But his real claim to fame is The Walton’s television series based loosely on his childhood in Schuyler, Virginia of east Nelson County. Tuesday evening Earl appeared […]

Nelson / Schuyler: Waltons Mountain Museum Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Nelson / Schuyler: Waltons Mountain Museum Celebrates 20th Anniversary

[ 0 ] October 23, 2012

Schuyler Nelson County, VA Additional pictures are accessible at Paul Purpura’s web-site (www.photographybypaulpurpura.zenfolio.com). When Paul’s home page comes up, place your mouse over “Portfolios” in the lower left and a sub-menu listing accessible portfolios will pop up. For 20 years people have been coming to Waltons Mountain Museum to remember folks from the television series […]

Nelson Co, VA Inspired Waltons - Celebrates 40th Anniversary In LA - Video

Nelson Co, VA Inspired Waltons – Celebrates 40th Anniversary In LA – Video

[ 2 ] September 29, 2012

Los Angeles, CA This final weekend of September 2012 marks a very important generational milestone for millions around the globe. It’s the 40th anniversary of The Waltons. A long running CBS television series based on the childhood life of Earl Hamner, Jr who was born and raised in Schuyler in East Nelson County. Nelson resident, […]

Earl Hamner & NCL Talk The Homecoming This Thursday Afternoon On The Radio

Earl Hamner & NCL Talk The Homecoming This Thursday Afternoon On The Radio

[ 0 ] December 6, 2011

Afton, Virginia Memphis, Tennessee If you are from Nelson County you know about the The Homecoming. If you aren’t from Nelson County, you probably still know about The Homecoming. This December marks 6 years of stage productions at The Hamner Theater in Afton, VA. The theater was established in honor of Nelson County native Earl […]

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