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Photo: Growing Up Elk

Growing up on the banks of the Elk River afforded writer Chris Ellis the opportunity to grow and mature in an area where people were connected to nature.

Growing up on the banks of the Elk River afforded me the childhood opportunity to grow and mature in an area where people were connected to nature.

The Elk River of my youth was a setting somewhat like a Norman Rockwell painting of American culture — small-town USA, main street, rural America, front porch sitting, lemonade stands, church bells ringing on Sunday, vegetable gardens in the back yard, and plenty of old folks fishing.

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Chris Ellis is a veteran of the outdoors industry. His book “Hunting, Fishing and Family from The Hills of West Virginia” is available at www.wvbookco.com. Contact him at chris@elliscom.net.

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