The Foxfire Book

The Foxfire Book

Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith H

By Foxfire Fund Inc; Eliot Wigginton (Editor)

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385073530, 384pp.

Publication Date: February 1972


In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine Foxfire in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living."

About the Author
The Foxfire Center brings together students and teachers to preserve the folk wisdom and values of simple living that reach back across centuries of life in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Georgia. The students and teachers publish a quarterly magazine and have written twelve books over the years.

Recognized as one of America's foremost educators, Eliot Wigginton founded the Foxfire program in Rabun Gap, Georgia.