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Southern Highlander
Description: The people and lifestyle of the Southern Appalachian Mountains in the 1940s.

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Clip #: MF-31A
Length: 15:56
Year: 1947
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Agriculture
Original: 16mm
1940s, Southern Appalachian Mountains, treetops, car driving on tree lined mountain road, highlands, waterfall, creek, fisherman using net to fish for trout, blossoms on tree branches, wildflowers, log cabins in clearing, sawmill, workers, famers pitching hay, teacher talking to children as they stand up from desks and leave schoolhouse, children running through valley, boy fishing off footbridge, boy walking past chickens as he plays with sling, boy throwing baseball up in air and catching with mitt, children doing chores on mountain farms, girl feeding chickens, girl carrying heavy bucket towards house, woman removing laundry washed in pot and putting into bucket for boy to carry, man chopping wood, farmer using horse drawn plough, woman seated on porch turning wheel, woman doing laundry in wash tub using wash board, senior man walking with dog in mountainous area, man and boy walking down hill, woman playing piano, man singing next to woman playing piano, seated congregation singing religious hymn, men chopping logs and splitting shingles, boy chopping wood pieces, boy running off after man has spanked him with wood piece, horse powered sorghum mill / press, man feeding sorghum cane into press, woman straining sorghum squeezing through burlap, man pouring sorghum out of pail, burning logs, man stirring sorghum boiling in pan, refined sorghum pouring into bucket, man whittling wood, woman weaving straw chair seat, senior woman wringing out and handing dyed yarn to girl to hang, senior woman using loom as child watches, people holding hands and square dancing in circle, children and adults watching dancers, fiddler and guitarist playing, men and women square dancing, electric generators, power plant, woman seated at kitchen table peeling apples as women cook nearby, girl opening kitchen door and sneaking apple from basket, farmer using tractor in agricultural field, farmer harvesting tobacco, farmer gathering tobacco stalk and putting on stake with other tobacco stalks which he carries and hangs to dry, farmers chopping down stalks and putting onto back of mule driven wagon, farmers putting crops on conveyor to be fed through machine, sawmill, lumber yard, men turning log, log being hauled, men stacking timber, car driving on mountain road, girl running up to car, woman getting out of driverís side, girl waving next to car, middle aged woman watching senior woman stir pot outside, senior man sitting on porch, mountains, family eating at dining room table, boys and man eating corn on the cob, middle aged woman sitting in rocking chair near fireplace, senior man singing Appalachian ballad to girl

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