ERIC Number: ED125979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Three Wire Winter, Vol. I, No. 2.
Steamboat Springs Public Schools, CO.
Senior citizens recall what it was like living in the West during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in this Foxfire magazine, written and published by high school students. At the heart of the Foxfire idea is the conviction that students can learn about their community and humanity only outside the classroom. The magazine is an example of what students can do when they go into their own communities and search for stories. The major portion of the magazine, which is richly illustrated with photographs and sketches, contains summaries of interviews with senior citizens. Mrs. Lucy Marshall, an energetic 70-year old rancher in Yampa, Colorado, talks about raising fish and making quilts; cowboy Lawrence "Doc" Marshall, who came to Colorado in 1898, talks about catching wild horses and bronc bustin'; 82-year old "mighty-mini-Minnie" recalls fascinating stories about teaching school a long time ago; and Lewis Phillips demonstrates the process of making sauerkraut. Other contents include poems, a recipe for making homemade soap, procedures for sculpturing in bronze, and the history of a small Colorado coal mining community. For a guide of practical suggestions to help students put together a Foxfire magazine such as this, see ED 120 090. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Community Study, Information Sources, Interviews, Journalism, Local History, Older Adults, Oral History, Periodicals, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social History, Social Studies, Student Developed Materials
Three Wire Winter, P.O. Box 664, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80477 ($2.25, one year subscription $8.00)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Steamboat Springs Public Schools, CO.