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The Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee contains over 10,000 items pertaining to folk songs and dance, handicrafts, and oral traditions of the Southern Appalachian region.
The history and livelihoods of North Carolinians who live in the Appalachian Mountains is discussed. The economic struggles of those who live in the area are described. The history of the craft movement, Vanderbilt’s construction of the Biltmore Estate, the types of crops grown, and tourism in the area are all detailed. Floyd Wilson of Yancey County and Red Alderman of Avery County share how they make a living in the mountains crafting jewelry and farming primrose.