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CHARACTERS è Hippie Homesteaders È It’s the 1960s The Vietnam War is raging and protests are erupting across the United States In many uarters young people are dropping out of society leaving their urban homes behind in an attempt to find a safe place to live on their own terms to grow their own food and to avoid a war they passionately decry DurIt’s the 1960s The Vietnam War is raging and protests are erupting across the United States In many uarters young people are dropping out of society leaving their urban homes behind in an attempt to find a safe place to live on their own terms to grow their own food and to avoid a war they passionately decry During this time West Virginia becomes a haven for thousands of these homesteaders or back to the landers as they are termed by some Others call them hippiesWhen the going got rough many left But a significant number remain to this day Some were artisans when they arrived while others adopted a craft that provided. This is a collectiv

Hippie HomesteadersIt’s the 1960s The Vietnam War is raging and protests are erupting across the United States In many uarters young people are dropping out of society leaving their urban homes behind in an attempt to find a safe place to live on their own terms to grow their own food and to avoid a war they passionately decry During this time West Virginia becomes a haven for thousands of these homesteaders or back to the landers as they are termed by some Others call them hippiesWhen the going got rough many left But a significant number remain to this day Some were artisans when they arrived while others adopted a craft that provided. This is a collectiv

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Hippie Homesteaders ´ Them with the cash necessary to survive  Hippie Homesteaders tells the story of this movement from the viewpoint of forty artisans and musicians who came to the state lived on the land and created successful careers with their craft There’s the couple that made baskets coveted by the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery There’s the draft dodger that fled to Canada and then became a premier furniture maker There’s the Boston born VISTA worker who started a uilting cooperative And there’s the immigrant Chinese potter who lived on a communeAlong with these stories  Hippie Homesteaders examines the serendi. What a delight is t READ Ä REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD.CO.UK Æ Carter Taylor Seaton

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Carter Taylor Seaton Æ 1 CHARACTERS Pitous timing of this influx and the community and economic support these crafters received from residents and state agencies in West Virginia Without these young transplants it’s possible there would be no Tamarack The Best of West Virginia the first statewide collection of fine arts and handcrafts in the nation and no Mountain Stage the weekly live musical program broadcast worldwide on National Public Radio since 1983 Forget what you know about West Virginia Hippie Homesteaders isn’t about coal or hillbillies or moonshine or poverty It is the story of why West Virginia was and still is a kind of heaven to so many. The upheaval and un