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  • Have you ever seen a Carolina Lily? Did you know it is North Carolina’s official state wildflower? But take care […]

    Carolina Lily

    Have you ever seen a Carolina Lily? Did you know it is North Carolina’s official state wildflower? But take care […]

  •   Although horses and mules have been replaced by tractors on most American farms, some farmers in Appalachia still use […]

    Horses and Mules

      Although horses and mules have been replaced by tractors on most American farms, some farmers in Appalachia still use […]

  •   Face jugs, a form of folk art, are so-called because human faces are shaped on them. Because the faces […]

    Facejugs

      Face jugs, a form of folk art, are so-called because human faces are shaped on them. Because the faces […]

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  •   The Mace family of western North Carolina became famous for their comfortable chairs, called “settin’ cheers.” Beginning after the […]

    Mace Chairs

      The Mace family of western North Carolina became famous for their comfortable chairs, called “settin’ cheers.” Beginning after the […]

  • In 1915 Cecil Sharp, an important collector of traditional English ballads, was informed that many Appalachian singers were singing old English songs ...

    Cecil Sharp

    In 1915 Cecil Sharp, an important collector of traditional English ballads, was informed that many Appalachian singers were singing old English songs …

  • In the early 20th century, the Appalachian forest was subjected to devastating large-scale commercial exploitation for the first time. At […]

    Cradle of Forestry

    In the early 20th century, the Appalachian forest was subjected to devastating large-scale commercial exploitation for the first time. At […]