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for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 57 Issue 1, Spring-Summer 2010
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Author Sharyn McCrumb has written a series of novels inspired by historic ballads. The first novel, IF EVER I RETURN, PRETTY PEGGY-O, is named for and inspired by the ballad \"Pretty Peggy O\" and takes additional inspiration from \"Little Margaret\" and \"The Knoxville Girl.\" McCrumb provides her untraditional heroine, Little Margaret, in the Appalachian town of Hamelin where she seeks revenge as a ghost resurrected.
Culinary tourism is becoming a popular industry in Southern Appalachia, an area long thought to be a place of hearty, primitive fare. The culinary hub is Asheville where foodies sample cuisine rooted in history and culture. Farmers markets, updated dishes, and diverse offerings celebrate Asheville's natural beauty and new cultural diversity.
Depression and war transformed the small community of Meat Camp during the 1930s and 1940s. Prior to this, much sewing and weaving was accomplished at home until modern transportation opened the community to modern stores where textiles could be bought. Accessibility and need drove the shift from home production to purchase with able bodied men going to war and able bodied women entering the workforce.