|Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center|
Mountain City, Ga. (Rabun County)
Ok. Scott is now going to correct me: Foxfire is part of the photosynthesis process.....you can only see it on REALLY dark nights....it's actually part of the process of the wood rotting..... Thank you very much, Mr. Langford. Somehow I knew I wasn't getting it right ;)
Back in 1966 in Rabun County, a teacher and some high school students began interviewing the 'mountain folk' about their way of life through the years. Out of it was born a series of books, a magazine, and this museum and heritage center. Scott's read ALL of the books, but we didn't know that this place existed until we saw the sign Saturday morning on our way up to Cherokee. (Speaking of reading, you should see us at night. I'm over there on my side of the bed reading books from authors like Beth Moore and George W. Bush. Scott's on his side reading survival books and stuff like the Foxfire series. I guess I'll keep us in tune with God and he can make sure we survive whatever comes our way - lol!)
So anyway.....we took the tiny pig trail up the mountain and visited the tiny museum. It was raining, so we decided to come back by Monday on our way home to take the self-guided tour of the homes and other buildings. Most of the structures are the actual buildings that were moved to this site, only a few have been built to be replicas. So let me give you a quick tour of some of what we saw:
|heading up the trail........boy am I out of shape!|
|Their door hinges were made completely of wood!|
|some type of flower growing along the trail.....does anyone know what this is?|
FYI: There was also a 'hog scalding pot' at a location near to this wagon shed, but the thought of it grossed me out so I didn't get a picture of it!
|just an inside look at the wagon|
|a view upstairs in the gristmill|
|The higher we climbed, the foggier it got....after all, we were on top of a mountain!|
|Scott attempting to walk on stilts - ha ha!|
|Let me try it again!|
Don't ask me why the stilts were there?
Goin' to the chapel!
|These are actual coffins from this time period.|
No one should ever have to see one as small as that one on the right!
I tried to get Scott to lay in the big one for a picture, but he wasn't game - ha!
|another pretty flower along the path|
This gristmill was discovered near the lower end of Aunt Arie's driveway.
It was purchased and moved here in 1972.