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Modern carpenters would not know what cracking a log was

Those who never lived in a mountainous country are often surprised at the sight of what we call sleds, slides or sledges, made of the bodies of small trees with crooked ends, turning upward like those of sleigh runners, though much more clumsy and heavy. As these runners wore down they were “shod” by tacking […]

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Let it snow, let it snow!

[Eastern Kentucky, 1920s] Caption reads: Two boys, wearing knit caps and short pants with long socks, and a little girl, wearing a fur coat, play with a dog and a sled in the snow. Caption reads: Children Building a Snow Fort at Arthurdale, W. Va. Snow Battle at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA, winter 1932-33. Caption […]

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