Foxfire 8

Author : Eliot Wigginton
ISBN : UOM:39015005972891
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 25.66 MB
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Provides a comprehensive look at Southern folk pottery
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Foxfire 9

Author : Foxfire Fund, Inc.
ISBN : 9780307757371
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 60.98 MB
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First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. The ninth volume of the series includes information about general stores, the Jud Nelson wagon, a praying rock, a Catawban Indian potter, "haint" tales, quilting, home cures, and more on the log cabin.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Foxfire 12

Author : Foxfire Fund, Inc.
ISBN : 9780307485069
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 72.93 MB
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For more than thirty years, Foxfire books have brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative-self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and preserving the stories and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In this twelfth volume of the series, you'll find reminiscences about learning to square dance and tales about traditional craftsmen who created useful items in the old-time ways that have since disappeared in most of the country. Here are lessons on how to make rose beads and wooden coffins, and on how to find turtles in your local pond. We hear the voices of descendants of the Cherokees who lived in the region, and we learn about what summer camp was like for generations of youngsters. We meet a rich assortment of Appalachian characters and listen to veterans recount their war experiences. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, Foxfire 12 is a rich trove of information and stories from a fascinating American culture.
Category: Social Science

The Foxfire Book Of Simple Living

Author : Foxfire Fund, Inc.
ISBN : 9780804173117
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 21.2 MB
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First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. Today, Foxfire's mission remains the same, and The Foxfire Book of Simple Living is both a rich look back at five decades of collected wisdom, as well as an intriguing look forward at the artists and craftsman who are working to preserve the Appalachian tradition for future generations. We hear from doll and soap makers who continue to use and adapt the time-tested methods outlined in The Foxfire Book, not to mention hunters, blacksmiths, musicians, and carpenters whose respect for those who preceded them enhances their own art. We see how the mountain community has responded to the films, books, and plays that have tried (and sometimes failed) to represent them. And, above all, by listening to the voices of those who came before, we celebrate the people who have preserved the stories, crafts, and customs that define life in the Appalachian mountain region.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Foxfire Book Of Appalachian Cookery

Author : Linda Garland Page
ISBN : 0807843954
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 83.54 MB
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Recipes for soups, salads, fish, poultry, pork, beef, sauces, vegetables, breads, and desserts are accompanied by descriptions of old-time cooking techniques
Category: Cooking

Wild Summer And Fall Plant Foods

Author : Foxfire Fund, Inc.
ISBN : 9780307948274
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 30.98 MB
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A handy illustrated guide to the edible plant life available in Appalachia and surrounding areas during the summer and fall seasons. From berries to herbs perfect for teas and tonics, each entry includes information on where to find the plant, how to spot it, and the best ways to eat it, often with recipes. Plants include: Gooseberries Raspberries Blueberries Figs Pawpaws Cattails Nutgrass Thistle Catnip Spearmint Peppermint Blue-mountain tea Yarrow Chamomile Dills Black Walnuts Pecans Hazelnuts Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire's 50th Anniversary.
Category: House & Home

Foxfire

Author : Anya Seton
ISBN : 9780547941905
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 32.3 MB
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Anya Seton’s Foxfire makes the desert Southwest of the Great Depression come alive in all its rich strangeness and passion-filled glory. Amanda Lawrence, a charming, sheltered New York socialite, falls in love with Jonathan Dartland, a part-Apache mining engineer who belongs to the vastness of the Arizona desert. Amanda responds to his strength and self-reliance, but has nothing and nobody to guide her when she follows him to the grim town of Lodestone. “Not many authors succeed so well as Mrs. Seton in combining adventure and romance in a modern setting. Above all it is the driving and relentless pursuit of a treasure which keeps the people and the episodes at pitch throughout.” — Library Journal
Category: Fiction

Aunt Arie

Author : Linda Garland Page
ISBN : 9780807866566
Genre : History
File Size : 48.65 MB
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Of all the people documented by the Foxfire students since 1966, none has been more appealing to readers than Arie Carpenter. For all those who have read and cherished the Foxfire books, here is a loving portrait of a fondly remembered friend. This book is not just about Aunt Arie; it is Aunt Arie. In her own words, she discusses everything from planting, harvesting, and cooking to her thoughts about religion and her feelings about living alone. Also included are testimonials from many who knew her and a wealth of photographs.
Category: History

Cotton Picking Boy

Author : Alvin H. Clement
ISBN : 9780595195534
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 68.20 MB
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Reader, be forewarned, no happy ending here. Most histories were written from the top, looking down. This is from the bottom up, by teenage boys and their observations on: black and white cotton pickers, “planters versus workers,” con men, hucksters, KKK, preachers, politicians, bootleggers, slavery and slave-hunters during the Great Depression, and rising war clouds—coming Draft.
Category: Biography & Autobiography