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Foxfire 4 (The Foxfire Series #4)

4.37  ·  Rating Details ·  368 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
This fourth volume celebrates the home life and creative heritage of Appalachia, featuring sections on fiddle making, springhouses, horse trading, sassafras tea, berry buckets, knife making, wood carving, logging, cheese making, and gardening.

Table of Contents:
Etta and Charlie Ross Hartley
Knife Making
Wood Carving
Fiddle Making
Thomas Campbell, Plow-stock Maker
Wooden Sleds
...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published November 1st 1977 by Anchor (first published January 1st 1977)
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Carrie
I love this series and am collecting them one-by-one. While I don't hail from Appalachia, I come from nearby and hail from stocky, rural, holler kin. Eliot Wigginton did us all a favor with this pervasive collection of knowledge from Appalachian mountain folk.[return][return]One day I hope to cozy up with this series and learn something new. I love reading the stories from the community elders. They are so great!
David Ward
Foxfire 4: Water systems, fiddle making, logging, gardening, sassafras tea, wood carving, and further affairs of plain living (The Foxfire Series #4) by Eliot Wigginton (Editor), Foxfire Students (Anchor Press 1977) (917.58). More transcribed interviews by the students at Rabun County High School in Georgia with their rural elders (See  The Foxfire Book). My rating: 7.5/10, finished 1977.
Eric Moebius
May 05, 2012 Eric Moebius rated it really liked it
This is a great series of education books. I admit sometimes the material isn't always my "cup of tea", but I love knowledge. I also love to see people preserving the knowledge of older folk that think that what they have to share is no longer important in the modern world. Because they are wrong. The old ways are just as important as the new... Often, more so... just because when the new ways don't pan out, as they are sometimes prone to do. The old ways are tried and true.
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Feb 04, 2016 carrieprice78 rated it it was amazing
I love this series and am collecting them one-by-one. While I don't hail from Appalachia, I come from nearby and hail from stocky, rural, holler kin. Eliot Wigginton did us all a favor with this pervasive collection of knowledge from Appalachian mountain folk.returnreturnOne day I hope to cozy up with this series and learn something new. I love reading the stories from the community elders. They are so great!
Charles
Apr 28, 2011 Charles rated it it was amazing
A Great Series on how on people use to do thing when they were mostly self sufficient, and not store dependent different volumes cover everything from snake handling. to log cabin building to planting by the seasons, a must for DIY'ers and survivalists. Check out amazon.com for individual contents.
Eric
Dec 15, 2008 Eric rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not something I've read cover-to-cover. It's simply something I have that is worth picking up now and again. Remedies, guides, folklore of the eastern mountains. The original The Firefox Book is also a good find should you come across it.
James
The series continues. Again, another volume full of fascinating and practical living history, a collection of glimpses into how people lived in Appalachia for hundreds of years, folkways that are now in danger of being lost. A great project.
Fredrick Danysh
Jun 30, 2011 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it
A collection of oral history from the Appachalian Mountain region of the south. Many old time rural skills are preserved thru this work.
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Must admit I skipped around and read what interested me. Read these books long ago and enjoy the "people" stories more than the hoe to's.
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Eliot Wigginton (born Brooks Eliot Wigginton) is an American oral historian, folklorist, writer and former educator. He was most widely known for developing the Foxfire Project, a writing project that led to a magazine and the series of best-selling Foxfire books, twelve volumes in all. These were based on articles by high school students from Rabun County, Georgia. In 1986 he was named "Georgia T ...more
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