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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.

Waltons Mountain Museum Celebrates 21 Years

Waltons Mountain Museum Celebrates 21 Years

[ 0 ] October 20, 2013

Schuyler Nelson County, VA For years The Waltons was a very popular TV series based on the childhood experiences of Earl Hamner, Jr. from Schuyler, Virginia. This past weekend the museum honoring the TV series celebrated its 21st anniversary. To learn more about Walton’s Mountain Museum and operating hours, click here.

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 […]

Earl Hamner, Jr. Turns 90 Years Old Today - Nelson County, VA Native & Walton's Creator

Earl Hamner, Jr. Turns 90 Years Old Today – Nelson County, VA Native & Walton’s Creator

[ 9 ] July 10, 2013

Schuyler Nelson County, VA 90 years ago today Earl Hamner, Jr came into this world. He was born, at then, a small medical hospital clinic in Schuyler, Virginia. I have become friends with Earl Hamner over the past 8 years. I first talked to him back in July 2005 when a theater was opened in […]

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 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, […]

Actor Richard Thomas Presents Lifetime Achievement Award To Nelson's Earl Hamner

Actor Richard Thomas Presents Lifetime Achievement Award To Nelson’s Earl Hamner

[ 1 ] October 16, 2011

Richmond, Virginia By Woody Greenberg The 14th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration honored Earl Hamner with its Literary Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday, Oct. 15 held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. The event was hosted by noted Virginia author Adriana Trigiani, who said she grew up in Big Stone Gap with six […]

John Boy Comes Home : Hamner At The Hamner Thursday Night : 11.6.09

John Boy Comes Home : Hamner At The Hamner Thursday Night : 11.6.09

[ 0 ] November 6, 2009

Afton Nelson County, Virginia Earl Hamner, Jr. best known as the creator of The Waltons television series on CBS returned home last night to his native Nelson County. Hamner was born on July 10, 1923 in Schuyler, Virginia. Earl turned 86 this past July. The Waltons was based loosely on his childhood experiences growing up […]

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