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August 28, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Her name is Soaring Jenkins. She lives alone in a 13-by-13-foot glass house on top of this remote, mile-high mountain reached by a tortuous two-mile, almost-straight-up twisting trail. She has no electricity or indoor plumbing. Once a week the 115-pound, 5-foot, 7-inch Jenkins carries her food and supplies up the steep, rocky footpath except for extra-heavy items like 20-gallon cartons of water delivered by mules once a month.
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August 28, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Her name is Soaring Jenkins. She lives alone in a 13-by-13-foot glass house on top of this remote, mile-high mountain reached by a tortuous two-mile, almost-straight-up twisting trail. She has no electricity or indoor plumbing. Once a week the 115-pound, 5-foot, 7-inch Jenkins carries her food and supplies up the steep, rocky footpath except for extra-heavy items like 20-gallon cartons of water delivered by mules once a month.
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March 31, 1991 | CHARLES HILLINGER
It started beyond the power lines in the hills and hollers of West Virginia, in hamlets like Looneyville and Odd. It was my first trip for "Charles Hillinger's America," and at Odd, I visited a teacher from the Long Wanted School, so named because people waited so long for it. I also went to the only place in America where a mountain was made out of a mole hill: Mountain, W. Va., changed its name from Mole Hill in 1949. What an incredible odyssey.
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