Author: Foxfire Fund
First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia’s philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions.
Volume six of the Foxfire series celebrates the playful and innovative heritage of Appalachia, covering shoemaking, crafting toys and games, carving gourd banjos, song bows and wooden locks, creating a water-powered sawmill, and other fascinating topics. Also included are a variety of the kind of spirited firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style.