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    Carol
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    Firefox Book Series

    Post  Carol on Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:52 am

    I've been purchasing these second hand through www.amazon.com to give as Christmas gifts to family members but saw some free links to share here.

    There are 12 books in the original series.

    Foxfire books by Elliot Wigginton.

    To motivate his students, Wigginton began an oral history project, asking his students to collect oral histories from local residents. Topics included all manner of folklife practices and customs associated with farming and the rural life of southern Appalachia, as well as the folklore and oral history of local residents.

    From making soap, to carving water wheels from tree stumps, to... gee, the mind boggles. He sent his students out to record the folk knowledge of the generation before mine. The people who lived through the last turn of the century, while their minds were still fresh. Most of what they are passing on is stuff they learned from their parents, and grandparents.

    From FireFox.org

    "Foxfire" is the name of a series of books which are anthology collections of material from The Foxfire Magazine. The students' portrayal of the previously-dismissed culture of Southern Appalachia as a proud, self-sufficient people with simple beliefs, pure joy in living, and rock-solid faith shattered most of the world-at-large's misconceptions about these "hillbillies."
    Here is a "quick" description of just part of what is in the first 5 books:

    These are all circa 1970's to 1980.
    Volume 1: c1972. Log cabin building, planting by the signs, moonshining, etc.
    Volume 2: c1973. Ghost stories, mid-wifery, burial customs, wagon making, etc.
    Volume 3: c1975. Animal care, banjos & dulcimers, wild plant foods, etc.
    Volume 4: c1977. Fiddle making, horse trading, gardening, etc.
    Volume 5: c1979. Iron making, blacksmithing, bear hunting, etc.


    Fox Fire One: http://www.scribd.com/doc/8961411/Foxfire-One

    Two: http://www.scribd.com/doc/8961376/Foxfire-Two

    Three: http://www.scribd.com/doc/8961322/Foxfire-Three

    Four: http://www.scribd.com/doc/8961243/Foxfire-Four

    Five: http://www.scribd.com/doc/6476078/Th...Book-Volume-05

    Download Volumes 1-11 here:

    http://www.librum.us/
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    Help?!

    Post  Stone on Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:03 pm

    When I visit your download links all I get is a mostly white page with the Firefox title but a blank page. Tons of blank space followed by miscellaneous reads and ads. Any ideas? What am I missing? Something obvious I bet!

    Thanks for any help!
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    Re: Firefox Book Series

    Post  mudra on Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:56 pm

    Stone wrote:When I visit your download links all I get is a mostly white page with the Firefox title but a blank page. Tons of blank space followed by miscellaneous reads and ads. Any ideas? What am I missing? Something obvious I bet!

    Thanks for any help!

    Hi Stone,

    I checked the download link Carol mentioned and it said the site has moved .
    Here is the new adress : http://www.librum.us/joomla/index.php

    The scribd links work fine for me.

    Love from me
    mudra

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