Helen Condon learned the art of rag rug braiding over fifty years ago from her grandmother, Sarah Campbell Taylor, who taught her how to make braided rugs using discarded, wool clothing. Using the skills in braiding and matching colors learned at thirteen years old,...
Adirondack Mountain Region
Commentary on the power of music and the impact of radio in Adirondack homes through the lyrics for “Pack up Your Troubles.”
Book review of “Omnium Gatherum: Campfire Stories and Adiondack Adventures”
From Trapper’s Cabin to Festival Stage: The Evolution of an Adirondack Storyteller
Noted storyteller and pack basket maker, Bill Smith, grew up in an environment steeped in local oral tradition. He has become well known for his personal reminiscences, tall tales, poetry recitations, and ballads. This article chronicles his life and career on the occasion of his 80th birthday.