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35683
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He was a living anachronism to many living in Banner Elk and Boone. For people regarding Appalachia as timelessly valuable, Edd Presnell was living testimony. As for how he contributed to this lifeway’s persistence, it could be perceived in the handmade dulcimers he sold during his visit to the State Fair and wood he burned when oil was too expensive.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 6 Issue 4, July/Aug 1978, p48-49
Record #:
15350
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\"Gallacking\" was a colloquial term for people who would collect woodland plants for florists. Throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, people combed the forests for galax leaves, laurel tips, lucotia sprays, and other plants to sell to decorators and florists. The \"gallacker\" could expect to make thirty-five cents per thousand leaves and one shopkeeper estimated that the part-time work provided Appalachian communities with an additional $50,000 in income annually.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 5 Issue 44, Apr 1938, p1, 18, il
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24643
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Most of the earliest settlers of the Appalachians came from the English Isles and other northern European regions. The author provides examples of the syntax and popular phrases of settlers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 26 Issue 21, March 1959, p9-10, il
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Record #:
39865
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The subject of many ballads in Appalachia center upon the demise of women. The author draws conclusions from interviews with Western ballad singers and by studying New World ballads.