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Works by Eliot Wigginton

Foxfire 4 (1977) 743 copies
Foxfire 5 (1979) 577 copies
Foxfire 8 (1984) — Editor — 265 copies
Foxfire: 25 years (1991) 35 copies
Foxfire Set 1 - 6 (1972) 12 copies

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Fantastic work and dedication to keeping history alive
 
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Rostie | 11 other reviews | Jul 13, 2023 |
A Foxfire Christmas: Appalachian Memories and Traditions by Eliot Wigginton
Amazing stories from the 1900's of people who lived near woods and farmed like Appalachains.
There were no toys to buy or decorations so they made their own. Love stories of the serenading, caroling as we know it by.
So fun and smallest items created were the best. They tell you how to make poppers, firecrackers and garland from paper and using foil for a star.
Love sand candles and how they are made as I've watched my mom make them in the 70's. Holly adds just that perfect touch as you go outside to collect a branch or two.
Love harmless pranks played also.
Storytellers are given credit with their name being stated.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).
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jbarr5 | 2 other reviews | Nov 17, 2022 |
For those who enjoy verbal and tangible how-to books, the Foxfire series is an amazing collection of skills and lore out of Appalachia. An English teacher sought to make a magazine with his class where students went to the elders in Northeast Georgia to learn about homesteading, wildcrafting and stories of the local area past down generations. The language in the books keeps space for local ancestry and the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center in the Chattahoochee National Forest has artifacts and archives from this series and the people who shared their stories. English teacher Eliot Wigginton received a MacArthur Foundation fellowship for in 1989 his work creating the Foxfire project.… (more)
 
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RoseWeagant | Jul 25, 2022 |
My Dad owned these and I want to replace them. Lent to MHS Library and they dissapeared.

FROM AMAZON: First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. This classic debut volume of the acclaimed series covers a diverse array of crafts and practical skills, including log cabin building, hog dressing, basketmaking, cooking, fence making, crop planting, hunting, and moonshining, as well as a look at the history of local traditions like snake lore and faith healing.… (more)
 
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