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for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 36 Issue 2, Summer-Fall 1989
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Bath, a riverside village in Beaufort County that is North Carolina's oldest town, is the setting for many old stories and legends. One of the most enduring local legends is the story of the Devil's Hoof Prints left from the disastrous riding accident of Jesse Elliot in 1813.
Julian Guthrie is a native of Harkers Island, a small island community east of Beaufort, N.C. It is a unique community known widely for its traditional boats and its coastal folkways. Guthrie is a boat builder who learned the techniques and traditions from his uncle, traditions that mark the boats from this community with a unique identity.
David Stick has written four major histories of the North Carolina coast. Through Stick's books and articles, the reader gains not only a factual chronicle of the history of the North Carolina coast, but also a lively appreciation of the details of regional traditional life--of the forms and functions of the folk-life of communities and occupational groups along the Outer Banks.
This story examines the performance paradigm of Stanley Hicks, a traditional instrument maker from Bethel community in Watauga County, NC. He told Jack tales for entertainment value, not monetary gain. Hicks’ was a folk authority and his conviction that the art of storytelling is acquired rather than innate.
Henry was a blues musician who had talent, perseverance, love of the blues, and helped preserve part of North Carolina’s musical heritage.