Tuscawilla: Stories of a Farm



by F. Jane Cary

Tuscawilla: Stories of a Farm is a collection of stories by the late F. Jane Cary about farm life in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, in the middle of the twentieth century. Cary lived her entire life on Tuscawilla Farm, eventually managing it after the deaths of her brothers. This fascinating account of the realities of post-war farm life features P.O.W.s, the ins and outs of hog butchering, how to make the perfect apple butter and much more. Cary’s unique personality and love of the world around her shines through, and takes the reader back to an America that can be hard to recognize.

Cover by Eilidh Muldoon

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Jane Cary’s vivid and often humorous memories of her time at Tuscawilla…are a treasure. …This book will forever be a resource for those interested in local history, and the fact that these stories are now preserved make the book a treasure to read and share with others. Whether you are a long-time resident, a native, or new to the Greenbrier Valley it is truly a gem, and a wonderful account of days gone by.
– Robert Tuckwiller, The Mountain Messenger

Additional information

Weight 13.7 oz
Dimensions 15.2 × 22.8 in



November 2021