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Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining
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Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining

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by Foxfire Fund, Inc., Students of Eliot Wigginton (Editor)
 

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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

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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.

This classic debut volume of the acclaimed series covers a diverse array of crafts and practical skills, including log cabin building, hog dressing, basketmaking, cooking, fencemaking, crop planting, hunting, and moonshining, as well as a look at the history of local traditions like snake lore and faith healing.

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Library Journal
This classic on folk culture of the Southern Appalachians is not to be missed. This first in the Foxfire series of wisdom and tales from a bygone era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385073530
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1972
Series:
Foxfire Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
59,872
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.96(d)
Lexile:
1020L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Founded in 1966, FOXFIRE is a nonprofit education organization. Foxfire's learner-centered, community-based approach is advocated through The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center and grounded in the Southern Appalachian culture that promotes a sense of place and appreciation of local people and culture as essential educational tools.

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Foxfire Book 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If I only knew the mountains I lived near my entire life had such rich history, I would have started seeking it out much earlier. I picked this book up while living in the colorado and it made me crave the Appalacians. The author and his students have done something specail here. They have recorded a history that would have otherwise been forgotton. In essence, by recording this way of life, they have preserved it.
guitaoist3 More than 1 year ago
what this country needs
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