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  •   Although horses and mules have been replaced by tractors on most American farms, some farmers in Appalachia still use […]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      Although horses and mules have been replaced by tractors on most American farms, some farmers in Appalachia still use […]

  •   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 […]

  • Catamount, short for “cat of the mountain,” is a generic name describing any of a variety of mid- to large-size […]

    Catamounts

    Catamount, short for “cat of the mountain,” is a generic name describing any of a variety of mid- to large-size […]

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  • 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 […]

  •   Since the early 1700s, travelers have reported seeing the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights on clear, moonless nights. According to […]

    Brown Mountain Lights

      Since the early 1700s, travelers have reported seeing the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights on clear, moonless nights. According to […]