Larry Gibson, Keeper of the Mountains

Larry Gibson passed away on Sept. 9, 2012 while gardening his family’s land on Kayford Mountain, where he dedicated the last decades of his life fighting against mountaintop removal and for justice across all of Appalachia. Larry’s 50 acre homeplace is surrounded by nearly 8,000 acres of mountaintop removal devastation. It will hopefully remain as a symbolic sky island which will continue to serve as an important training ground for future generations of activists, educators and chroniclers.

Friends and family of Larry will celebrate his life and legacy on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. in a public event at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium.

Standing tall, one and all. Mr. Mountainkeeper, we will sorely miss you,

Left to right: Chuck Nelson, Ken Hechler, Jesse Johnson and Larry Gibson.


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