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A Crooked Mile Ray Stewart

A Crooked Mile

Ray Stewart

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ISBN : 9781589394568
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196 pages
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The age-old Horatio Alger adventure books featured impoverished boys who, through hard work and virtue, achieved wealth and respect.Jed Dixon was a poor boy from the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. In the best Horatio Alger tradition, he made goodMoreThe age-old Horatio Alger adventure books featured impoverished boys who, through hard work and virtue, achieved wealth and respect.Jed Dixon was a poor boy from the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. In the best Horatio Alger tradition, he made good despite all the obstacles in his way.Our boy was orphaned at age 12 and was passed around among relatives until he ran away from his bed and board existence at 16. He hitchhiked to the nearest city, where he lived homeless for a time. In the Great Depression of the thirties, he survived by doing odd jobs and chores for nickels and dimes. He took advantage of his environment-the streets-to become a famous photographer and a pioneer in early television. He was self-taught and self-employed. Along the way he helped others-anonymously.Jeds story is about lifes problems and how he coped and changed to meet the demands of a changing world from the 1930s to the twenty-first century.