Originally published to acclaim in 1963, and still sought after, Sawdust in Your Eyes depicts a cross-section of life in the lumber towns of West Virginia in the early 1900s. This novel describes the hard yet vibrant life of the people drawn to work the remote wilderness area. The book also shows town politics and social and cultural norms in these boom towns. Learn the trials and tribulations that brought people together from all walks of lifeâ€”from lumbermen, mill owners to murderers, gamblers, railroading men, and cooks, to hardworking family folks.
About the author:
Author Warren Elmer â€˜â€˜Tweardâ€™â€™ Blackhurst (October 10, 1904-October 5, 1970) was born in Arbovale, Pocahontas County. Educated at Glenville State Teachers College, he taught English and Latin at Green Bank High School from 1932 to 1964. He developed and taught the stateâ€™s first conservation class, and supervised senior students in the planting of five acres of seedlings annually in the Monongahela National Forest.