Welcome to Hickory and Lady Slippers!

The more than twenty volumes of Hickory and Lady Slippers tell the stories of the lives and legends of the people of Clay County, West Virginia.  The first volume tells the stories of the earlier pioneers in Clay County and the way life was back in the old days.  Later volumes tell of life on the Elk River, the clans of Clay County, Appalachian poetry, the stories of a coal baron in Widen (who founded the Buffalo Creek and Gauley Railroad), and more!

Later books tell the tales of Ivydale, and special Scared Stiff volumes tell the legendary ghost stories, old wives' tales, remedies, superstitions, and more.  You can also read of early Clay County history, including stories from Big Otter, Wallback, and the early Clay County Post Offices.  Stories about Strange Creek, the Golden Delicious Apple from Porter's Creek, and more are found in Volume IX.

Stay tuned to our site, as we'll be uploading descriptions of each volume and sample pages, photos, and more in the near future!

To Order

If you would like to order through mail, please contact our office to place your order. You can mail or fax your order form back to Hickory & Lady Slippers, at the address or fax number listed on the form. Hickory & Lady Slippers, accept check, money order, and credit cards as form of payment. If you wish to pay by check, please mail in your order. If you prefer to pay with Paypal please contact our office for an invoice to be emailed to you. If you have any further questions please call or email us. Thank You!