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Eliot Wigginton
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Eliot Wigginton

The original creator of Foxfire, Eliot Wigginton is a driven teacher whose educational philosophy rests not on punishment and traditional teaching methods, but on pushing his students to find their creative sides and to use that creativity to preserve the history of their ancestors. Determined to succeed, Wigginton and his students found their own funding, printed their own newspaper, and completed all articles, photographs, editing, layout, and designs without assistance. Combined, their efforts have resulted in a world-renowned magazine and series of books, as well as a museum, heritage foundation, and a large following of individuals, all dedicated to the preservation of tradition. By saving his students, Wigginton also saved the customs and folklore of the Appalachian Mountain people.

The Students/Authors

In all, over seventy-two students are listed as authors in the book's Index of Names. These students worked diligently over the course of several months...

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