Mother & son game of checkers on cabin porch, Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm, Virginia, USA.
A mother and son play a game of checkers on the porch of an old cabin at Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm, a restored 1890s farmstead open to the public at Milepost 5.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains (a subset of the Appalachian Mountains), USA. In summer, costumed interpreters demonstrate 1890s southern Appalachian mountain life. European settlers of the Appalachian Mountains forged a living from abundant native materials: hickory, chestnut, and oak trees provided nuts for food, logs for building, and tannin for curing hides; and the rocks were used as foundations, chimneys and stone fences. This farm was originally a Land Grant tract dispensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to induce pioneers to settle; and later it became known as the William J. Carter Farm.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download