The Big Sandy Lass from "Bonnie Doon"

A few years ago Loren Jenkins gave “The Mountaineer” a stack of old high school reports about how some of the Big Sandy founding fathers got here and about their lives in and around Big Sandy. High School students interviewed old timers. From time to time we will print some of those reports just so they won’t be lost to history. And, they are great stories of old times right around here!

Mary Cameron was born in 1884 in the Black Isle of Scotland. When Mary was nine years old, her family decided to come to the United States to seek new opportunities.

The ship landed at New York City, where her...