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for The State Vol. 5 Issue 44, Apr 1938
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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.
In Catawba County near Newton the colonial church of the Palatinates still stood in 1938. The Palatinates moved to the western part of the state beginning in 1740 and built their meeting house in 1763. The group was represented by Lutherans and German Reformed which coexisted peacefully.