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Foxfire 9 (The Foxfire Series #9)

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Foxfire highlights the  twentieth year of the Foxfire high school program with a  new volume as fascinating as its predecessors.  Included are general stores, the Jud Nelson wagon, a  praying rock, a Catawban Indian potter, haint  tales, quilting, home cures, and the log cabin  revisited.
Paperback, 512 pages
Published September 17th 1986 by Anchor (first published January 1st 1985)
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Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
There is SO MUCH oral history packed into these Foxfire books. I find the stories interesting and several make me want to research more. These would be a great resource for genealogists with ancestors in the areas where the people were interviewed. Those who love to write could probably get many ideas for stories or characters too. ;)
Aug 13, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
The Foxfire books are, of course, nonfiction. These books are written by high school students in north Georgia. All of the articles are about how the Appalachian people lived in the "old" days. The oldsters they interview are amazing people.

The ninth book talks about general stores, doctors, remedies, ghost stories and several arts and crafts things. It was a very enjoyable read that just kind of sucks you into it's charm. Several of the "scary" true stories were about panthers and how they kil
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Foxfire 9: General stores, the Jud Nelson wagon, a praying rock, a Catawba Indian potter—and haint tales, quilting, home cures, and log cabins revisited (The Foxfire Series #9) by Eliot Wigginton (Editor), Foxfire Students (Anchor Press 1986) (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 1986.
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 for individual contents.
Feb 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Great stuff you never knew you wanted to know about Appalachia and Appalachian traditions! My first exposure to the Foxfire series was when I was laid up in bed and needed something light but informative to read. I tore through all nine editions in about a week.
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Jun 30, 2011 rated it liked it
A collection of oral history from the Appachalian Mountain region of the south. Discusses many old time skills.
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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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