By John L. Idol
A local of the Piedmont region of North Carolina, John Nicholson Idol, a accomplice Sharpshooter, searching for how to make a lifestyles for himself within the Reconstruction South, involves Deep hole, meets and marries a daughter of pioneer settler Solomon Greene, and starts to evolve to Blue Ridge methods of operating and residing. How he and generations of his descendants turned absorbed into Blue Ridge tradition is the tale instructed during this booklet. it's a tale drawing on kinfolk letters, oral heritage, and private event. even if the e-book makes a speciality of a selected relations, it displays extra typically Blue Ridge traditions, the making and utilizing of instruments, the stairs taken to develop into greater farmers, craftsmen, and homemakers, and the expression of principles and ideology. It lines a method of existence very similar to that of Colonial the US (log cabin, produce hauled to far-off markets through wagon, and marriage among cousins) before everything to the period of airplanes, tv, and Christmas-tree farming. it's also a chronicle of survival, loss, clash, love, and loss of life.