The MOUNTAINBORN CHRONICLES
Deep in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas, Mountainborn lives the ancient hunting lifestyle of his forebearers, while blending modern technology into his mountainer’s daily activities. Millitary skills learned in South East Asia during the Viet Nam era, compliment his woodsman’s techniques, and saturate his life.
Mountainborn’s Grandmother worried about her grandson while he was away in the military. She wrote a widely published poem about him titled MOUNTAINBORN, the name stuck.
He longed for those misty mountains, while overseas, but the ancient lifestyle was the thing that he missed the most. There was just something about roaming those remote mountains with a gun and a dog that he constantly dreamed of. His descriptions of the Ouachita mountains and hunting to provide for his family constitute the MOUNTAINBORN CHRONICLES.
As Chief of Police and the former leader of a mounted mountain search and rescue team, Chief Harmon has written articles for magazines such as Mules N’ More, Western Mule and has been featured in several state newspaper articles. Chief Harmon is presently writing a weekly column for the Mena Star newspaper. Currently serving as Chief of Police, Larry Harmon lives with his wife Betty and retired drug dog Dillon at the foot of Cross Mountain, near Vandervoort, Arkansas.
Chief Harmon believes that the ancient lifestyle of the mountaineer is slipping quietly away into the past. This work is his way of preserving a small portion of it for future generations to enjoy.
The MOUNTAINBORN CHRONICLES is dedicated to the memory of CLARA GANDY ANDERSEN.
Mountainborn was raised in a log cabin that had the inside walls covered with cardboard to keep out cold winter winds. His Grandmother taught him to dream beyond the Mountains that surrounded him.