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Corn Shucking: A Way to Work and Play

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.
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