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Julie O'Donnell with spinning wheel
One of many traditional craftsmen who will be demonstrating the essential skills of yesteryear at the Haunting in the Hills.

Bill O'Donnell

Haunting in the Hills, October 8, 2016 at Alley Spring. The Ozark past will come to life during this event featuring folkway demonstrations, re-enactments, hands-on activities, food vendors, traditional dancing, bluegrass, and folk music. Local skilled craftspeople will demonstrate from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. When night falls, a very different setting emerges during the evening storytelling presentations, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Illuminated pathways will guide your way through Ozark legends, folktales, mysteries, superstitions, and natural wonders with spellbinding, age-old storytelling. Alley Spring is located 6 miles west of Eminence, Missouri, on State Highway 106. For more information, contact 573-226-3945.

Demonstrating a corn grinder
Just making breakfast was hard work in the "good old days."

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"What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt-it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else." - (Hal Boyle)


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