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Foxfire 6 (The Foxfire Series #6)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  262 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Volume 6 of the Foxfire series  covers shoemaking, 100 toys and games, gourd  banjos and song bows, wooden locks, a water-powered  sawmill, and other fascinating topics.
Paperback, 512 pages
Published August 26th 1980 by Anchor (first published January 1st 1980)
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David Ward
Feb 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Foxfire 6: Shoemaking, gourd banjos, and songbows, one hundred toys and games, wooden locks, a water powered sawmill, and other affairs of just plain living (The Foxfire Series #6) by Eliot Wigginton (Editor), Foxfire Students (Anchor Press 1980) (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 1980.
Charles
Apr 28, 2011 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.
James
Another in an ongoing series of great books capturing many aspects of rural Appalachian life in past generations; as well as painting a portrait of a vanishing culture, it covers concrete information on how to do lots of things both practical and fun.
Eric Moebius
May 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
These are some awesome books. Okay, sometimes the writing isn't what I would call... entertaining, but I love to see people preserving knowledge that might be lost otherwise. For this reason, these books soar with awesomeness.
Fredrick Danysh
Jun 30, 2011 rated it liked it
A collection of oral histories from the Appalachian Mountains covering shoe making, games, wooden locks, and water-powered sawmills.
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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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