A folk studies teacher was talking about a local group of marble players during a class and I just knew I had to meet them. A few phone calls and Google searches later, I was in the Monroe County Marble Club Super Dome, a shed-like building with a dirt marble court encircled by old recliners and heated by a wood burning stove.
I was welcomed very warmly by Timmy Walden who introduced me to the players and the game. After the game, he, his father-in-law (the Colonel) and his son (Ben) made a marble for me. I cannot express how blessed I feel to play a tiny part in the lives of great people like the Waldens. I really hope to do a short documentary on the Waldens and their history with marble playing in Monroe County. They are truly a Kentucky treasure.
Below are some images I made during my time at the Super Dome. Enjoy!