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8 results for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 20 Issue 1, Feb 1972
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16424
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To the people of Chatham County, the legend of the Devil's Tramping Ground has been around for as long as anyone can remember. The basis of this legend is a path where no form of vegetation is able to survive although there are trees and grass on the very edge. The legend has grow up around this natural curiosity as the scene of the Devil's nightly visits, at which time he paces the path to conjure up evil deeds.
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16423
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George Black is a folk artist from Winston-Salem who has gained international recognition because he still uses traditional ways, even though technology has nearly eliminated his craft in North Carolina. He makes bricks by hand.
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16422
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The conjure doctor in eastern North Carolina evolved from a tradition of African voodoo, native Indian practices, and Anglo-American folk healing. The perpetuation of the conjure doctor in the South centralized in areas of low economic and educational standards.
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35494
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The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina is the largest folklore collection in the United States; included within the article is several of its unpublished works, including games, sayings, and legends.
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35495
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This is a synopsis of the novel Sea-Gift, written by Edwin W. Fuller in 1873. The author of the article believes this to be the earliest example of tall tale narratives in America.
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35497
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Caleb Mashburn was a WWII veteran who played the banjo and sang folksongs. Several songs with their sheet music and lyrics are included.
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35496
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Remedies for common illnesses, warts, acne, and more were collected by the author, along with several remedies for animal sickness and pain.
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