Foxfire 10: Railroad Lore, Boardinghouses, Depression-era Appalachia, Chair Making, Whirligigs, Snakes Canes, and Gourd Art

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George P. Reynolds, Susan W. Walker
Doubleday, 1993 - Crafts & Hobbies - 486 pages
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"In 1966, in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Georgia, a teacher and his students founded a quarterly magazine that they named Foxfire, after a phosphorescent lichen. In 1972, several articles from the magazine were published in book form and the acclaimed Foxfire series was born ... the books continue to teach a philosophy of simplicity in living that is truly enduring in its appeal. Much more than "how to" books, the Foxfire series is a publishing phenomenon and a way of life, teaching creative self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and other country folkways, fascinating to everyone interested in rediscovering the virtues of simple life"--Page 4 of cover.

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Continuing the popular "Foxfire'' series begun by teacher Eliot Wigginton as a class assignment for the students of Rabun County High School in northern Georgia, this book retains the homespun wisdom ... Read full review



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