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Foodways in a Festival Setting

In 1971, when I first became involved in the Festival of American Folklife as a fieldworker assigned to identify craftspeople for the presentation of traditions from my native Ohio, I recommended that a man from East Canton named Virgil Miller be invited to den1onstrate the process of apple cider-making on the Mall. I can admit now that I recommended Mr. Miller as a potential Festival participant almost as an afterthought; having failed to identify as many craftspeople as I had planned, I hoped that cidermaking might by some stretch of the term "craft" be considered along with my other recommendations. When Mr. Miller was invited to ...

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