Sinopse

Stories of Mountain Folk explore the nature and significance of oral history and storytelling to advance the understanding of the cultures of Western North Carolina. Featuring interviews, memories, discussions and stories from Caucasian, African-American, and Cherokee people living in the Great Smoky Mountains, the Interviewers actually go into the homes of the people to assure them a safe place to tell their stories. With a goal to save the heritage of the area and preserve its sense of place, Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, a nonprofit organization, is now in its eighth year of producing the contents of this podcast. Awarded the Mountain Heritage Award (2013) through Western Carolina University, the program has now produced the largest oral history collection in Western North Carolina.

Episódios

  • Aletha Watson Barker

    Aletha Watson Barker

    29/07/2018

    Our July, 2018 podcast begins a series of podcasts featuring Aletha Watson Barker, 97 years young. Her grandfather was the original owner of Roper Mountain in upstate South Carolina. Born in 1921, Aletha tells her own story with the drama beginning at the age of five…a story full of bravery, love, faith, and dedication to family. Listen now to one woman’s walk through the garden of life. >

  • Aletha Watson Barker

    Aletha Watson Barker

    29/07/2018

    Our July, 2018 podcast begins a series of podcasts featuring Aletha Watson Barker, 97 years young. Her grandfather was the original owner of Roper Mountain in upstate South Carolina. Born in 1921, Aletha tells her own story with the drama beginning at the age of five…a story full of bravery, love, faith, and dedication to family. Listen now to one woman’s walk through the garden of life. >

  • Aletha Watson Barker

    Aletha Watson Barker

    29/07/2018

    Our July, 2018 podcast begins a series of podcasts featuring Aletha Watson Barker, 97 years young. Her grandfather was the original owner of Roper Mountain in upstate South Carolina. Born in 1921, Aletha tells her own story with the drama beginning at the age of five…a story full of bravery, love, faith, and dedication to family. Listen now to one woman’s walk through the garden of life. >

  • Aletha Watson Barker

    Aletha Watson Barker

    29/07/2018

    Our July, 2018 podcast begins a series of podcasts featuring Aletha Watson Barker, 97 years young. Her grandfather was the original owner of Roper Mountain in upstate South Carolina. Born in 1921, Aletha tells her own story with the drama beginning at the age of five…a story full of bravery, love, faith, and dedication to family. Listen now to one woman’s walk through the garden of life. >

  • Aletha Watson Barker

    Aletha Watson Barker

    29/07/2018

    Our July, 2018 podcast begins a series of podcasts featuring Aletha Watson Barker, 97 years young. Her grandfather was the original owner of Roper Mountain in upstate South Carolina. Born in 1921, Aletha tells her own story with the drama beginning at the age of five…a story full of bravery, love, faith, and dedication to family. Listen now to one woman’s walk through the garden of life. >

  • Nita Welsh Owenby

    Nita Welsh Owenby

    08/06/2018

    Listen to the soothing sounds of Nita’s voice as she shares precious memories of the life of a mountain girl who didn’t know her family was poor. A childhood with parents who taught core values gave Nita a solid foundation, assisting her as she finishes school and expands her horizons by working for the FBI, in banking, and in insurance and investments. In retirement she has become a prolific writer. Check out csabooks.com to learn more about her book >

  • Annie Lee Bryson, the Corn Husk Doll Lady1921—2010

    Annie Lee Bryson, the Corn Husk Doll Lady1921—2010

    07/05/2018

    Annie Lee Bryson, 2010 winner of Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Award, was a legend in her own time. >

  • Roy Owenby - Always a Mountain Boy

    Roy Owenby - Always a Mountain Boy

    30/04/2018

    Born in 1940, Roy Owenby grew up in Nantahala, NC. With a childhood lived in the richness of the forest, Roy learned to depend on nature and himself. >

  • David Ammons - Chair Caner

    David Ammons - Chair Caner

    26/03/2018

    Here is David Ammons, chair caner, who tells the story of how as a child he learned chair caning while watching his grandpa, Tom Ammons. In his words: “I watched in awe as he wove his magic piece by piece, bottoming the chair in a herringbone weave from white oak splints. I had no idea I would one day take up the craft also. Now as I weave, I can feel his presence.” >

  • Bessie Crawford

    Bessie Crawford

    01/01/2018

    Here is a touching rendition of old time memories of a family of 10, including mom and dad, who moved to Ellijay, NC by sled, where the children walked, helping to carry all their belongings to a small 2-room house with no windows or door. Told by a 90-year-old true mountain woman, Bessie Gertrude Coggins Stiwinter Crawford. >

  • James Childress

    James Childress

    28/11/2017

    A pioneer in the broadcast radio industry, Uncle Jimmy tells the story of his successful career. In 1992 he was inducted into the North Carolina Broadcasters Hall of Fame. >

  • Stedman Mitchell

    Stedman Mitchell

    24/10/2017

    Stedman Mitchell, 98 years old in 2014, tells his history of working in the food business with Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC. He talks about his time with the university from 1942 to 1975, when he retired. >

  • David Waldrop - Cutting Chestnut Trees

    David Waldrop - Cutting Chestnut Trees

    27/09/2017

    > A unique look at a boy’s childhood that shaped him into the man he is today. David Waldrop tells of growing up in the mountains of Jackson County, NC, and shares his knowledge of the demise of our American Chestnut Trees. ]]

  • Matthew Baker - My Mountain Heroes

    Matthew Baker - My Mountain Heroes

    18/08/2017

    > My Mountain Heroes Stories of Inspiration & Courage ]]

  • Joy Philips Hoyle

    Joy Philips Hoyle

    26/07/2017

    >Joy Phillips Hoyle shares now how she first gets ready, and then advises how to pick blackberries in the mountains. ]]

  • Grandpa Told us Stories

    Grandpa Told us Stories

    28/06/2017

    >The three Ammons kids, Amy, Doreyl, and David relate their fond memories of the stories Tom Ammons, Grandpa, told them.]]

  • The Rickman General Store

    The Rickman General Store

    24/05/2017

    > Rick Brogden from Cowee Mountain in Macon County. Rick’s grandfather, Tom Rickman, was the owner of the historic (1890s) Rickman General Store. Rick talks about his experiences growing up as a child in the Rickman General Store. ]]

  • Stories of the Cherokee

    Stories of the Cherokee

    23/04/2017

    >Story of Tobacco as told by Cherokee story teller Shawn Crowe]]

  • Stories of the Cherokee

    Stories of the Cherokee

    19/03/2017

    >Story of Selu and Kanati as told by Cherokee story teller Shawn Crowe]]

  •  Stories From Within the Mountain Mist

    Stories From Within the Mountain Mist

    24/02/2017

    >Stories about my childhood fills me with visions of yesteryear, keeping alive within me the treasures of growing up in the mountains. Today I’m sharing with you a few of my memories, with a little philosophy thrown in… just to stir up your memories.

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