Wolverton Mountain is located outside Valparaiso, Indiana. I gave that name to the mountain where I use to live. The name is a constant reminder of the power of imagination and a symbol for all who strive to overcome obstacles. Merle Kilgore immortalized his uncle, Clifton Clowers, in the song, Wolverton Mountain in 1962. The song is a metaphor for all who attempt to overcome seemingly insurmountable hurdles in life.
Wolverton Mountain tells how a young suitor falls in love with Clifton Clowers' daughter
but cannot be with her because of her overprotective father. The would-be suitor attempts
to climb Wolverton Mountain to see his love. Although foiled often in his attempt to reach
his goal, the lover vows to continue to try. While the story line of the song is a little
folksy, the underlying philosophy of the song serves as a model and message for our lives.
Don't give up on your quest to climb your personal mountains of life; follow your