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“FACES” IN THE PINEY WOODS GUIDE TO VIRTUAL EXHIBITS

 

Folklife of Wiregrass Georgia traveling exhibit, curated by Dr. Laurie Kay Sommers, Director, South Georgia Folklife Project, and funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Georgia Humanities Council.  "Folklife of the Georgia Wiregrass" is a photographic exhibit interpreting the traditional agricultural, religious, and community life of the Wiregrass region of South Georgia. Early European settlers called this distinctive area "Wiregrass County" after the lush native grass that grew beneath stands of longleaf pine. For a PDF file of the panel which mentions turpentining, click here.

 

Still Firing Process at the Georgia Agrirama Folk Life Festival (Tifton), April 10, 2004. See a video tour of the techniques of firing a turpentine still. 

 

Techniques in the Woods with Gillis Carter of Willacoochee, Georgia, retired turpentiner, video filmed in June, 2004, in the front yard of the Carter home.

 

Tools of the Turpentiner, with retired turpentiner Gillis Carter of Willacoochee narrating his personal collection housed in his barn.

 

Slide Show of the Greenwood Turpentine Camp outside Stockton, Georgia, 1940-1950s, courtesy of George “G.W.” Harrington of Valdosta.

 

Slide Show of Participant Portraits

 

Slide Show of Turpentine Stills

 

Slide Show of The Last Barrel

 

 

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