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Hello and welcome to part 7 of our journey to North Carolina.
There was so much to discover along the Blue Ridge Parkway. One place was historic Brinegar Cabin in Traphill, NC. This tiny little cabin, roughly 300 square feet in size, was home to a family of 5. What was interesting is how basic it was yet still standing as a reminder how 1880’s Appalachian families lived. The wife weaved cloth from wool yarn and linen thread spun from flax grown in their garden and her husband, a cobbler, make shoes for a dollar a pair. Wow the resourcefulness of these people sustaining life from goods made at home. How many of us today are attempting to do this from home and finding it difficult.
Well this is it for today. We hope you come back and see how the trip unfolds as we share more of the USA Through Our Eyes. Until then be safe.