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For the past fifty years most axe and other implement handles have been made commercially. Joe Willis, of Spruce Pine in Mitchell County, makes axe, wheelbarrow, hoe, hammer, go-devil, and many other handles using traditional materials. skills, and aesthetics.
Native to the Appalachian Mountains, the ginseng plant has many different uses in herbal medicine. People used to hunt and harvest the plant to sell once it was discovered that there was a large market for it with Asian peoples. Zelotes Peterson, the authors grandfather, was one of these hunters who did it for profit and pleasure.