Scenic USA - Virginia
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|Photo by Roger Gillette
This well preserved cabin, belonging to John and Aunt Orelena Puckett, still stands along the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 189.9. The amazing story of Aunt Orelena Hawks Puckett's life centers on her legendary role as midwife. For 49 years she traveled the
Virginia countryside into three counties, delivering over 1000 babies. Aunt Orleana attended the last birth in 1931, at age 94 and past away at age 102. Unfortunately, none of her own 24 chidren lived past infancy.
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