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Corn Shucking: A Way to Work and Play

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The settlements were few and far between in the southern foothills area of the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. In the early part of the 20th-century, life was hard and the people were poor. In order to cope with hard times, the people helped each other; one way in which they helped was the annual event called corn shucking. Corn shucking brought people together by combining the work of shucking corn with a social gathering.