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People and profiles from rural America

Fourth of July in Yorktown

By the GRIT editors

Celebrate the Fourth of July in historic Yorktown, Virginia, with a full day of family-friendly activities, including a parade, a concert, and, of course, plenty of fireworks for the grand finale.


2018 USFWS Federal Duck Stamp Contest

By the Grit Staff

Enter the 2018 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Federal Duck Stamp Contest for a chance to have your artwork featured on the next Federal Duck Stamp.


2018 Spring Planting Festival

By the GRIT staff

Browse thousands of plant varieties and enjoy the community atmosphere at Baker Creek’s 18th annual Spring Planting Festival.


Weaving Workshop

By the GRIT staff

Learn the basics of weaving in this beginner’s class offered through The Homestead Atlanta.


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International Heritage Breeds Week 2018

By the GRIT staff

Celebrate heritage livestock and poultry during the fourth annual International Heritage Breeds Week.


Valley of the Whispering Wind

By Louis L'Amour

In this excerpt from Louis L’Amour’s Kilkenny, a drifter’s pursuit of a quiet life finds him the perfect piece of land and a few obstacles along the way.


Celebrating Family

By Caleb Regan

For Caleb, farm ponds have remained a focal point of childhood memories, family outings, and first-time writing assignments.


Cattleman Catlow

By Louis L'Amour

A skilled cowhand makes a name for himself on the Plains in this excerpt from Louis L’Amour’s “Catlow.”