VIDEO: Jasper Thompson’s Destiny Day September 6, 1906 by Jim Surkamp with Monique Crippen-Hopkins 2:53:13
A River of Story in 25 Chapters by Jim Surkamp (See links to each chapter). NO VOICE OVER 4:05:39
CHAPTER 1 OF 25 CHAPTERS: Jasper Thompson’s Destiny Day September 6, 1906
TRT: 3:19 Video link: https://youtu.be/KSXoj0c5My4#t=0m0s
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CHAPTER 1 – THE THOMPSONS & THE WASHINGTONS
A River of Story by Jim Surkamp
This very American story begins over two hundred years ago on family farms in today’s Jefferson County, owned by Washington family and worked for generations by the Thompson family.
The images and text tell the story – we give where the numbered images came from, accompanied by music mostly by Shana Aisenberg and Cam Millar and with assorted soundscapes.
Family historian Monique Crippen-Hopkins
“That is a family mystery. We only know from oral history that his horse brought him
home. “We never found out anything else. . .”
1. A River of Story by Jim Surkamp
2. This is a radical re-imagining of Jasper Thompson’s Destiny Day to better show you how it was created and to enhance music and image. FINAL
3. Chapter 1: FINAL
4. The Thompsons & the Washingtons FINAL
5. Music by Shana Aisenberg FINAL
5.1 TITLE This very American story begins over two hundred years ago on family farms in today’s Jefferson County, owned by Washington family and worked for generations by the Thompson family.FINAL
6.The Thompsons & the Washingtons Montage FINAL
6.1 The Thompsons & the Washingtons (Monique) FINAL
6.2 The Thompsons & the Washingtons (Blakeley) FINAL
6.3 The Thompsons & the Washingtons (Claymont Court) FINAL
6.4 The Thompsons & the Washingtons (Prospect Hill) FINAL
Monique Crippen-Hopkins; Google Maps aerial SW of Charles Town, WV;
Blakeley – Wayland, John W. (1944). “The Washingtons and their homes.” hathitrust.org 26 August 2015 Web. 20 September 2016. p. 226.
Prospect Hill – Magazine of the Jefferson County Historical Society/Pre-Revolutionary Structures and Sites In Jefferson County. Part I
[Schley, Linnie] 1975 Volume:41 Page(s):12-53
Claymont Court, Charles town, W. Va. postcard –
pinterest.com 2 February 2010 Web. 10 January 2017.
7. Tombstone marker in Gibsontown/Fairview Cemetery, Charles Town, WV of Jasper Thompson – courtesy Monique Crippen-Hopkins FINAL
8. Video of 156 Gibsontown Road and environs – Jim Surkamp FINAL
9. Dolly Thompson working in her backyard early 1900s; Jasper Thompson, about 1890s – courtesy Monique Crippen Hopkins. FINAL
10. Dolly Thompson (on table) – Monique Crippen-Hopkins FINAL
11. Jasper Thompson in a suit Montage FINAL
11.1 Jasper Thompson in a suit (Monique Crippen-Hopkins) FINAL
11.2 Jasper Thompson in a suit (line art of flag) FINAL
11.3 Jasper Thompson in a suit (entire source page – line art of flag) FINAL
Line art of American flag – Miller, Francis Trevelyan. (1912). “The photographic history of the civil war in ten volumes.” Vol. 2. Internet Archives archive.org p. 26.
12. TITLE September 6, 1906 FINAL
13. We only know from oral history (Monique) FINAL
14. That his horse brought him home Montage FINAL
14.1 That his horse brought him home (Biscoe entire image) FINAL
14.2 That his horse brought him home (Monique Crippen Hopkins Family historian) FINAL
Title: Charles Town, Near View Looking Northeast ID No.: 028078
West Virginia & Regional History Center. Date: 1884/08/01. Description: Gen. no. 120, neg. by Biscoe, Thomas, and Walter. No. 49. Date 1884, August 1. 5:45 P.M. wvhistoryonview.org 9 October 2010 Web. 20 June 2016.
15. Augustine Avenue, Charles Town, WV 2016 – by Jim Surkamp FINAL