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Author Jones, Lu Ann, author.

Title "Everyone helped his neighbor" : memories of Nags Head Woods / by Lu Anne Jones and Amy Glass
Published Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina : The Nature Conservancy, Nags Head Woods Preserve, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; The Setting: Nags Head Woods; The Erb and Maggie Tillett Homestead; Kith and Kin; Hog Killing; Jimmy and the Bull; Working in the Woods; Branding the Cattle; The Twilight Haul; Counting the Waves; Peddling Crabs; Getting There; To Grandmother's House; The Airplane and the Preacher; In Sickness and In Health; Home Remedies; Having Fun; The Snipe Hunt; The Coast Guard Swing; Leaving the Woods; Appendix; Afterword; Back Cover
Summary In the 1980s, The Nature Conservancy began work on the fast-growing Outer Banks by protecting Nags Head Woods. One of the last intact maritime forests on the East Coast, the Woods was in danger of becoming a housing development. In the late nineteenth century Nags Head Woods was home to about forty families and to this day remnants of their time there can be seen during a walk in the preserve. Based on oral histories, "Everyone Helped His Neighbor" documents the social and cultural history of a community that worked the land and waters of this unique place. Originally published in 1987, this reissue edition contains a foreword by David S. Cecelski and an afterword by the authors
Notes "Reissue edition with a new foreword and afterword published in 2018."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 27, 2018)
Subject HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Nags Head (N.C.) -- History
Nags Head Woods (N.C.) -- History
Outer Banks (N.C.) -- History
North Carolina -- Nags Head Woods.
North Carolina -- Nags Head.
North Carolina -- Outer Banks.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Glass, Amy, author.
ISBN 1469650029
Other Titles Memories of Nags Head Woods