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Appalachian Farming --Trista Wilson Council High School 10:00 Appalachian History December 6, 2006
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted” --Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
In 1882, my great-great grandfather Wilson and my great-great-great grandfather Ball bought 218 acres of land in Buchanan County and a small portion of Russell County. They divided the land between themselves in 1893. My great-great grandfather Wilson kept the 116 acres that I live on today, and my great-great-great- grandfather Ball kept 102 acres which was eventually sold.
Grandfather Wilson scouted the land until he found a fresh water spring.
He then decided that this would be the best place to build a house for his family and he.
“Old House”The Old Smokehouse The Old Dairy The Kitchen to the “Old House” that was built on later
With the house built and the need to support his family at hand, Grandfather Wilson knew that working alone could not provide enough for the family. Like most families living in the area at the time, raising a farm was an inevitable factor in feeding a large family.
Ever since then, this land has been used for farming. Not only has the farm been handed down from generation to generation, but the knowledge that comes in farming has, too.
The Appalachian Mountains have become home to many families, and the seclusion the mountain range offers causes many of those families to become close-knit neighbors. Throughout the years, Appalachia has become its own country to a certain extent.
The relatively small communities that rest in the depths of Appalachia have benefited this area in ways that make newcomers feel welcomed and at home.
“He has made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.” --Ecclesiastes 3:11
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