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Gallacking Up in the Mountains

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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.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 5 Issue 44, Apr 1938, p1, 18, il