NPR Newscaster - but here it's about our friend David Hunter Strother, aka Porte Crayon. Welcome to the “Porte Crayon Applejack Society” - a newsletter dedicated to the life and work of David Hunter Strother, the 19th century writer, artist, soldier and diplomat known to readers of “Harpers New Monthly Magazine” by his Porte Crayon pen name. Strother was famous for his illustrated stories about the high mountains of what is now West Virginia but also for his travelogues from New England to the American South.

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