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Product Details

  • Series: Foxfire (Book 9)
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor; Reissue edition (September 17, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385177445
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385177443
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #273,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

Wigginton has declared this the last of the numbered Foxfire books. It commemorates the 20th anniversary of his teaching in Rabun County, Georgia. One of his reasons for discontinuing this format is that the books are no longer reviewed because there is nothing new to say about them. How true. The topics are all that changes, and some of them are repeated. This collection emphasizes home remedies, trading and general stores, quilting, wagon making, and log cabin making. Essential for school and public libraries whether or not they have previous books.Sondra Brunhumer, Western Michigan Univ. Libs . , Kalamazoo
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Foxfire highlights the twentieth year of the Foxfire high school program with a new volume as fascinating as its predecessors. Included are general stores, the Jud Nelson wagon, a praying rock, a Catawban Indian potter, haint tales, quilting, home cures, and the log cabin revisited.

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It is a great add to his collection!
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They are fascinating to read, and I bet from time to time you will use something in them for your own.
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The stories sounded so much like the stories my granddad told, it was like visiting him.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 4, 2003
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I bought the book because it has one of the best sections on fire pit firing of homemade pottery that I have seen, complete with excellent photos, as well as step by step info and historical info. The section on Quilting - The Joy Of My Life - Auntie Arie Carpenter is extensive and even has templates you can copy and use for making your own quilts. There is also a wonderful section on the country store, which as I read it seemed to be a combination of pay with cash or goods, like eggs, crops etc. Very worth the expense and a book I will treasure.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Warren Alexander on May 22, 1999
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The entire Fox Fire colledtion should be required reading for all people of this country. You would get a feel for where we came from and our heritage. The books show a deep respect for each other, God and country. Very good.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carol B. on October 14, 2009
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Please see my comments for Foxfire 8. I purchased Foxfire 1-12 volumes in one purchase and highly recommend them for individuals who are interested in learning the "old skills" way. The books have very good instructions and pictures. You can literally construct the items yourself with the good instructions provided. It was especially interesting to see the directions documented for making an authentic log cabin home the "old school" way. No wonder those cabins still stand today in many states. A very good read. You will learn quite a bit. Worth the money you spend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William D. Marlin on March 29, 2012
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If your family followed Route 23 north in the early 1900's and you never went to a family reunion "down there" , these are the people you would meet and grow to love. This is the last volume in my collection (of 13) which I have bought and read since 1972. The students and staff on the Foxfire project have changed over the years but they have done a consistently wonderful job interviewing and documenting the life and times of Appalachia America. If you don't have roots in this part of the country look at what your High School students can accomplish and learn.
If you don't have Appalachian roots or High School students read these volumes and enjoy the inventiveness and humor of people.
This Volume 9 from 1977 revisited and updated earlier topics, you will enjoy the report on "Remedies, Herb Doctors and Healers" and it will become clear where the "practice" of medicine had its roots, wonder how you would get along on one trip to "The General Store" a week or every other week.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Grumpelstiltskin on March 31, 2009
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I bought all of the Foxfire Books and shared them with my son. We enjoy the vastness of the practical knowledge in all phases of life. These books help us GET IT DONE!
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By ell on July 9, 2014
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Love all the Foxfire Books. Lots of great info.
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Thank you for the book, and enjoyed reading it.
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By COPTER on March 4, 2014
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Foxfire - 9 arrived on time and in the condition stated. I was somewhat surprised that Amazon had all of the FOXFIRE Series. I found absolutely nothing wrong with the item or Amazon's handling the purchase. I have already mentioned the item and the professional handling by Amazon Staff to the folks that I know that who would be interested in the subject matter..., they were also impressed with the service. VHC3
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