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16306
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Scott Wiseman with his wife Lula Belle, shared in song the Wiseman view of life on the \"Cliffs of Linville\" with millions of Americans for well over twenty-five years, projecting an image of the region so appealing that they eventually became the most popular folk/country act on the nation's most popular country music radio program, the WLS National Barn Dance.
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35866
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Furthering his education, Wiseman switched to a boarding school six miles from home.
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35863
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Wiseman attended school in a one room schoolhouse with a new teacher nearly every year when he was a boy. When he was not at school or helping out on the farm, he spent his time hunting, fishing, swimming, and participating in various community events.
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35862
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Growing up in Western North Carolina, Wiseman was one of ten children, and lived in a house with no electricity or running water. He would help with farming, taking care of the animals, and hunting for food.
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35864
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The house Wiseman grew up in was made with hand saw lumber, making it drafty and prone to creaking in rough weather. The homestead included acres of farm land and pastures for cattle, sheep, and horses, along with areas for hogs and beekeeping.
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35865
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The acquisition of a radio set brought the community together to listen to news, sports, and music. Wiseman learned to play music from his mother and from watching and imitating local musicians.
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35868
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Taking a teaching position and promising to record some of his songs, Wiseman travelled to West Virginia with his guitar. He broadcasted live songs over the radio, leading to the furthering of his musical career.
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35867
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Wiseman went to Duke University for one year of college and spent his time trying to find ways to make money.
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