Larry Gibson and Kayford Mountain
Larry Gibson's family lived on or near Kayford Mountain since the late 1700's. Larry and more than 300 relatives are buried in the cemetery on Kayford Mountain. Larry and his family used to live on the lowest lying part of the mountain, and looked "up" to the mountain peaks that surrounded them. Since 1986, the slow motion destruction of Kayford Mountain has been continuous -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Thirty-one years after the "mountain top removal" project began, Kayford Mountain is now the highest point of land around; it is enveloped by a 12,000 acre pancake in what was previously a mountain range. Keeper of the Mountains Foundation was created to preserve and foster the values of moutain culture. KOTM also supports his ongoing effort to tell the story of the destruction of Kayford Mountain and the surrounding community as a result of mountain top removal. The IRS recognized KOTM as exempt a qualified 501(c)(3) organization; contributions to KOTM are tax deductible under the Internal Revenue Code. You may download a copy of our IRS recognition letter HERE.
KOTM's "On the Road Again" program arranges ongoing speaking engagements at colleges, universities, churches, public seminars and membership groups. The list of places visited is recited below, in part, and it continues to grow. Your tax deductible gifts make additional trip possible. You can make this contribution now through PayPal by clicking on the DONATE button to the left.
KOTM is actively engaged in efforts to locate a utility-scale solar farm to generate electricity on the 5,500 acre site surrounding Larry Gibson's 50 acre mountain redoubt. Our PowerPoint is available HERE.