National Geographic : 1971 Nov
In a demanding land that offers few rewards, religion provides sustaining comfort. This concrete sign, built to withstand the years-and, paradox ically, the bullets that regularly pock it-issues its prediction near the town of Cumberland in Harlan County. Similar messages adorn barns and boulders throughout the hills of Cumberland country. Sharpening their aim, Bunt Howard and his son Wade practice target shooting in the yard of their home. Bunt, firing at a tin can, steadies a .22 caliber pistol on the handle of a lawn mower. Wade waits his turn with a rifle. Like most mountain men, both are exceptional marksmen and kill for meat as well as for sport.