Few states in this country can boast of more diverse folkways than Virginia. Many of the material objects-such as barns, tools, and furniture-reflect the traditions that shaped the lives of it's earliest settlers and the generations of Virginians who.
Appalachia has a long history of sugar making. The Cherokees threw hot rocks into hollowed-out logs that were filled with sap. The early colonial settlers, too, quickly learned to make the sweet stuff: