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Foxfire 6 - Shoemaking; Gourd Banjos and Songbows; One Hundred Toys And Games; Wooden Locks; A Water Powered Sawmill

Author: Eliot Wigginton
ISBN #: 0385152728
Price: $18.00
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publisher Location: Garden City
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: Reissue
Pub Date: 1980
First edition, fifth printing. Looks to be unread. Lightest shelf wear, front lower corner crease. Clean and unmarked. Becoming more sought after for their practical knowledge and survival skills.  In 1966, Eliot Wigginton and his students at the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School decided to publish a magazine over the course of the semester. Its articles were the product of the students' interviewing their relatives and local citizens about how lifestyles had changed over the course of their lives and dealt with traditions in the rural area. First published in 1966, the magazine covers topics of the lifestyle, culture, crafts, and skills of people in southern Appalachia. The content is written as a mixture of how-to information, first-person narratives, oral history, and folklore. The Foxfire project has published Foxfire magazine continuously since 1966. In 1972, the first of the highly popular Foxfire books was published, which collected published articles as well as new material. Both the magazine and books are based on the stories and life of elders and students, featuring advice and personal stories about subjects as wide-ranging as hog dressing, faith healing, blacksmithing, and Appalachian local and regional history. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.