Since 1972, Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia. In Travels with Foxfire, Phil Hudgins and Jessica Phillips travel from Georgia to the Carolinas, Tennessee to Kentucky, collecting stories. Across more than thirty essays, we discover the secret origins of stock car racing, the story behind the birth of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the vanishing art of gathering wild ginseng, and the recipes of an award-winning cookbook writer. We meet bootleggers and bear hunters, game wardens and medicine women, water dowsers, sculptors, folk singers, novelists, record collectors, and home cooks—even the world’s foremost “priviologist”—all with tales to tell. This is a paperback book.
About Foxfire: In 1966, Foxfire magazine was founded in Rabun County, Georgia as a high school literary journal that celebrated Appalachia. The publication was filled with poetry and prose and featured interviews with community members. Today, Foxfire also includes an Appalachian heritage center and books like this one.
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