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A Happy Father's Day From Nelson's Own Earl Hamner, Jr. - John Boy Walton

A Happy Father’s Day From Nelson’s Own Earl Hamner, Jr. – John Boy Walton

[ 0 ] June 15, 2014

Schuyler Nelson County, VA We’ve been telling you about Earl Hamner, Jr’s most recent visit to Nelson County. He was back here during the shooting af a documentary on his life called Storyteller. The film is still in production. It will be released later this year or early 2015 by all indications. Read more about […]

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: 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 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 Remembers A Nelson County, Virginia Christmas

Earl Hamner Remembers A Nelson County, Virginia Christmas

[ 10 ] December 24, 2008

Schuyler – Nelson County, Virginia Earl Hamner first wrote this story for our printed edition of Nelson County Life in December 2006. Earl is a treasure for this county, and though many younger generations don’t even know of The Waltons television series based on his life growing up in Schuyler, his stories are timeless for […]

Schuyler : Walton's Mountain Museum 16th Anniversary : October 18th

Schuyler : Walton’s Mountain Museum 16th Anniversary : October 18th

[ 0 ] October 9, 2008

October 18, 2008 is Walton’s Mountain Museum’s 16th Anniversary Day from 10 AM to 4 PM. Regular admission fees apply to enter museum. Inside, 4 gospel or bluegrass performers & special guest speaker, Paul Saunders. Outside there will be hayrides and crafters.