Mountain Lore

Mars Hill

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Yancey History Association and Rush Wray Musuem

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Rockford

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Orchard at Altapass Saved by Carson Family

Master storyteller Bill Carson tells how his family saved a century-old apple orchard from development and turned it into a heritage attraction on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Mountain Gateway Museum Part One

Museum Director Terrell Finley tells about the Mountain Gateway Museum, which is located in Old Fort, NC, and is a State Historic Site.

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Donald Davis

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Appalachian Homestead Farm and Preserve

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Willard and Ora Watson

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Willard and Ora Watson

Woodcarver, dancer, musician, storyteller and quilter

Watauga County, NC

Willard Watson and his wife Ora were among the extraordinary traditional artists in the Watson family of Watauga County, who were recognized with a 1994 North Carolina Heritage Award. Willard, a first cousin to famed guitarist Doc Watson, was widely known as a flatfoot dancer, storyteller, banjo player, and especially a woodcarver.

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Mary Jane Queen

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