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Digital Heritage Moment: Ginseng

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The activity of sanging or digging ginseng was also one of the most profitable pastimes for Western North Carolina families. The hardwood forests of the Appalachian Mountains were the ideal environment for this hardy perennial. Through most of the nineteenth century, ginseng was an important source of money for subsistence farmers, and tons of ginseng were shipped annually to Asia where it was highly valued for its medicinal properties.