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9 results for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 22 Issue 2, May 1974
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16375
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North Carolina is well-known today for team sports, including basketball and football. The state was also known in the 1800s and 1900s for its role in horse racing. It is not well-remembered, however, that antebellum North Carolina sports entertainment included fistic gladiators, a form of boxing popular during this period.
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35661
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The county of Chester was formed in the early 1800s from several towns, and was primarily agriculture driven and populated by English and Scotch-Irish descendants. As such, many common sayings and phrases could be traced back to Shakespearean origins. A list of these sayings and the corresponding Shakespearean works are included.
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35660
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In 1901, Nell Cropsey was murdered. Although her boyfriend was charged with her murder due to circumstantial evidence, the true events were never known. This has caused Nell’s story to become a legend, and different speculations and variations arose from the mystery. Along with the stories came several folksongs about the incident.
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35664
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Based from a previous article from the November 1973 issue, a letter from Mr. Grimshawe pertaining to Owen Wister has been added.
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35665
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The author collected various folk medicinal beliefs from three women in Harnett County. An appendix of the cures are categorized by the informant.
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35658
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In response to a scathing review of the Foxfire book in a previous issue, Wigginton defends and addresses the criticism made about his book.
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35663
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A poem about a woman who knew when her husband had been killed in the Civil War because she saw an angel fly into the sky.
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35659
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A student collected stories about outhouses from people who were in their 80s.
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35666
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A poem about a ghostly stain on a pillar of a house.
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