Mountain Clans Reunion Mountain Clans - The Trail of the Lonesome Pine

Captain Martin Van Buren Bates
Tallest man in the world. Cousin and fellow Circus Celebrity with "Devil John Wright"
Talt Hall
Thomas Talton “Bad Talt” Hall was born in October of 1849 in Floyd County, Kentucky.  He was the ninth child born to David Hall (b. 1804 in Halifax County, Virginia...
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Clabe Jones
James Claibourne "Clabe" Jones was born on February 14th,1826 on Arnold Fork, a branch of Beaver Creek...
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Ira Mullins
It was the morning of  May 14, 1892, that one of the most horrible crimes of the area occurred. It was between nine and 10 o'clock in the morning when Ira began a trip to his home at Pound, Virginia.
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- Doc Taylor - "The Preacher"
Marshall Benton Taylor, alias "The Red Fox", was a man of medium build, thin and rather stoop shouldered...
John Wright,
native of Letcher County, Kentucky, was generally known as "Bad" or "Devil" John Wright...
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Mountain Clans Reunion and "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" outdoor drama - 50th Season


You are invited... You are invited... You are invited...

"You are also welcome if you have interest in Appalachian culture, history, genealogy, story-telling, poetry, or artistic expressions of all the above." 

If you are a descendant or relative of Devil John Wright, Joel Wright, Marshall Benton Doc. Taylor "The Preacher", Talt Hall, Claib Jones, or Ira Mullins; It's time to register to attend the "Mountain Clans Reunion". Let's celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the outdoor drama of "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine". Spread the word to all your relatives. Let's have some fun and learn about our unbelievably amazing ancesters.



From July 11-14, 2013



From; Big Stone Gap, VA. - The Pound, VA. - then Jenkins, KY.


"View or Print" our FANTASTIC Program/Schedule

Click to view Schedule of Events and Activities

Click to Read about our Reunion Performers


After 7/8/2013 all Registrations must be completed at the gate


Registration at the Gate / Events /Activities

You may select the items you like and pay securely on-line - Just select the item(s) and Click the "Add to Cart" button:

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Prepayment of T-Shirts by Size - Pick up at the Reunion

PrePayment of T-Shirts or Poster Shipped to You

If you prefer, you may prepay any of the following by personal check in advance

For those that prefer to pay by check - Mail Payments to :

Steve Conley - 12215 Welling Hall Road - Doswell, Va. 23047 - - - - - - - - - - - -Questions about Your Purchase: (804) 687-4447

We are making every effort to keep your cost to a minimum. However you may make a tax deductable donation and also mail it to Steve Conley. All donations are very appreciated!

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Please make checks payable to "Mountain Clans Reunion"

(If paying for more than one item, please include a list of what your check covers.)


Sold separately (Please Purchase the following on-line) -

Click for Online tickets - Purchase either - Thu. 8PM, Fri. 8PM, Sat. 8PM performances... Buy in advance to assure the date you like.



List of hotels with address and phone numbers and special rates

Please contact the lodging of your choice to make reservations

Reunion attendees should call and ask for the "Devil John Wright REUNION" special rates as described below:

  • Comfort Inn of Big Stone Gap VA $77 per night or $125 for a  Suite. 1928 B Wildcat Rd - Big Stone Gap, VA, US, 24219(276) 523-5911
  • Holiday Inn Express in Norton, VA - same deal and rates, but Junior Suite at $99.- 1051 Park Ave SW - Norton, VA 24273 (276) 679-6655
  • Best Western of Wise, VA - right at $75 for a regular room ($74.95?), and no suites available there. 124 Woodland Dr SW Wise, VA 24293 (276) 328-3500
  • If these hotels have NO Vacancies, Click here for a Hotel Search of the area.


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