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Dale Rose Origin/Tune Add: Wolverton Mountain (Merle Kilgore (25) RE: MUS ADD: Wolverton Mountain 01 Oct 00

Just a few notes/corrections to add to my earlier posts. Now I can say that I have seen Wolverton Mountain, though at a fair distance and from the opposite side of a school bus, while returning from a volleyball match. It is a fairly prominent peak near Formosa, Arkansas, actually a bit Southwest of Clinton, rather than West as I indicated earlier. I was also wrong about the Mountain View Baptist Church mentioned in the obituary. While there is a church by that name just North of Clinton, the one in question was on Wolverton Mountain, and burned just prior to his death, which is why I found no record of it in my admittedly hasty research. (That makes a lot more sense ~~ I never could figure out how or why he would have been a member of a church so far from home) I also found that his home burned not too long after his death as well. I don't have exact dates for either fire, and though I could do the research and date them exactly, I don't think it would add all that much to the story.

I also had a conversation with someone who lives near Wolverton Mountain and knew Clifton Clowers all her life. She said that Clowers raised hay and had apple orchards.

So there you have it, a bit of a wrapup of loose ends ~~ now I need to get down there and actually set foot on the mountain . . . I also expect this might be of interest to those who came to the Mudcat in the nearly two years since this thread was started ~~ some stories are just too interesting to stay buried forever.

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