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Held each summer since 1992, at Warren Wilson College near Asheville, The Swannanoa Gathering holds week-long sessions that study the musical and folk heritage of the Southern Appalachians.
John Foster West of Wilkes County is a writer of Appalachian folklore and folkways. West and photographer Bruce Roberts published a book of poems and photographs of life in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Selections from their book, “This Proud Land,” are presented in this article.
Tall tales about some interesting men and women who lived in the Appalachian Mountains. Most were exaggerated stories about weird quirks, feats of strength, hunting, and religious fanatics.