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"A Right Smart Little Jolt": Loss of the Chestnut and a Way of Life

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Products of the chestnut tree were versatile and diverse--from nuts to tannin, from musical instruments to poles. As the blight spread southward, and as Appalachia moved from an agrarian to an industrial society, the loss of the tree was one of several lasting changes to the region.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, College of Natural Resources, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Brooks Forest Products Center, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0503

Publication date: February 1, 2000

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