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The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith H (Foxfire #1) Contributor(s): Foxfire Fund Inc (Author) , Wigginton, Eliot (Editor

The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith H (Foxfire #1) Contributor(s): Foxfire Fund Inc (Author) , Wigginton, Eliot (Editor

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The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith H (Foxfire #1)
Contributor(s): Foxfire Fund Inc (Author) , Wigginton, Eliot (Editor)

ISBN: 0385073534    EAN: 9780385073530
Publisher: Anchor Books 
US SRP: $23.00 US  
Binding: Paperback
Copyright Date: 1972
Pub Date: February 17, 1972

Biographical Note:
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.

Jacket Description/Flap:
In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine "Foxfire in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living."

Includes index.;Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.

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.

Physical Info: 1.01" H x 9.07" L x 6.24" W (1.18 lbs) 384 pages
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