Pest management biologically based technologies : proceedings of the Beltsville Symposium XVIII, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, May 2-6, 1993 edited by Robert D. Lumsden, James L. Vaughn
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The Regional America program at the 1974 Festival continued the tradition of featuring the folklife of one State - in this case, Mississippi. In the six months leading up to the Festival, Smithsonian field researchers travelled 15,000 miles through 82 counties in the State. Their mission was to locate and identify traditional music, dance, craft skills, culinary arts and story-telling. They sought individuals whose skills were transmitted by families and friends in their home communities, people who were not formally trained, but who assimilated the culture of their families and neighbors since infancy. In addition to a Fiddlers' Convention and a diversity of musical performances from African American and white Mississippians, including a group of Lebanese descent, activities were organized around three themes: cotton, cattle and timber. Some 65 musicians and more than 50 craftspeople took part in the Mississippi program between July 3 and July 7, 1974.
A quarter-acre of cotton, under cultivation since mid-April 1974 by the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, grew on the Festival grounds. Visitors were invited to the related exhibits of classing, grading, ginning, carding, and spinning from plant to finished product. Several breeds of cattle were stabled on the Mall, representing an industry of increasing cultural significance. A calf-cutting demonstration with quarter horses, cattle shows and related crafts was part of the presentation. The timber exhibit demonstrated precision felling of trees, team-work on a hand-powered cross-cut saw, and workshops on timberlore and tall tales.
The Regional America program was coordinated by Peggy Martin. Mississippi's participation was coordinated by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History under the direction of Elbert R. Hilliard and Byrle A. Kynerd. The Mississippi Agriculture and Industrial Board, Mississippi Authority for Educational Television, the State Department of Agriculture and Commerce, and the Mississippi Arts Commission assisted in the presentation, which was endorsed by the Mississippi American Revolutionary Bicentennial Commission. Regional America continued to be a major program through the Bicentennial Festival in 1976.
Richard Hulan, Worth Long, Tom Harvey, Howard Marshall, Charlotte Gutierrez, Annelen Archbold, Mack McCormick, and Andy Wallace; photographer Roland Freeman.
John W. Arnold, singer, Grenada, Mississippi
Brenda Ashker, dancer, Mississippi
Joseph Ashker, 1914-1994, dancer, Clinton, Mississippi
Josephine Ashker, 1921-1997, dancer, Mississippi
Joseph Ashker, Jr., dancer, Mississippi
Tommy Ashker, dancer, Mississippi
Marion "Chunk" Bentley, 1910-, caller, Rose Hill, Mississippi
Derrick Bunch, 1957-, cane flute player, Yazoo City, Mississippi
John White, 1910-, oak basket maker, Camden, Mississippi
Joe H. Wilson, leather worker, Bellefontaine, Mississippi
Mrs. Joe H. Wilson, leather worker, Bellefontaine, Mississippi
Frankie Lee Wright, 1948-2005, oak basket maker, Philadelphia, Mississippi
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1974 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
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Drainage of Beaver Dam Creek, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), along Beaverdam Rd., 4.7 km W of Bowie, & 6.8-7 km SE of Beltsville., Prince George's, Maryland, United States, North America
Prince Georges Co.: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center-East, just east of Log Lodge Cafetaria along Powder Mill Road. Common on upper parts of shady soil banks along water courses in forest., Maryland, United States, North America
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC). Prince George's Co.: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Central Region just W of B/W Parkway, E of Bldg. 476, N of Powder Mill Road., Maryland, United States, North America
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. (BARC). Central Region: Springfield Road west of B/W Parkway, just north of Powder Mill Road where road parallels B/W Parkway., Maryland, United States, North America
Prince Georges Co.: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center-East, near NASA along Soil Conservation Road, between Beaver Dam Road and Glenn Dale Road. Occasionally seen forming thick green carpets covering moist soil banks in forest along small water courses., Maryland, United States, North America
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC). Near B/W Parkway along Springfield Road (Fairfield Road), open area, formerly a race track, now an engineering college., Maryland, United States, North America
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. Central Region: Springfield Road E of junction with Odell Road (This region transferred from USDA to NSA) in young oak-pine forest., Maryland, United States, North America
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC). Near B/W Parkway along Springfield Road (Fairfield Road), open area, formely a race track, now an engineering college., Maryland, United States, North America