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Valley Rewind: Train in snow, 1948

Courtesy of Swannanoa Valley Museum
Special to Black Mountain News
This 1948 photograph, taken from the Buckeye Cove Bridge, shows a train barreling through the snow in Buckeye Cove.

This 1948 photograph, taken from the Buckeye Cove Bridge, shows a train barreling through the snow in Buckeye Cove. Buckeye Cove is one of many small and diverse communities located within the Swannanoa Valley. In the 1940’s, Buckeye Cove was one of the historically Black communities within the Swannanoa Valley. Buckeye Cove was also where well-known musician, folklorist, and educator Artus Moser Sr. and his family called home. The Moser family’s historic property was one of the influential forces behind Moser’s life’s work. Artus Moser Sr. died in 1992, but even today, the Moser family continues to be keepers of key highland traditions. His children Joan, Irene, and Artus Jr. — and indeed the whole Moser family — continue to preserve traditional Appalachian song and dance, crafts, healing arts, storytelling and plant lore.