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BBC-TV Documentary

BBC-TV documentary to feature North Georgia Mountain author Woodall in "How The Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears/The Mountains


In early May, Englishman scouts traveled to the North Georgia Mountains in search of a person knowledgeable in early Appalachian life and locations to film a four-part documentary called “The Wild Wild West with Ray Mears — The Mountains.”

Appalachian Voices Review

Barbara Taylor Woodall, a distinguished writer and Appalachian native, tells the gripping — and sometimes humorous — story of her life growing up in the heart of the Georgia Appalachians in “It’s Not My Mountain Anymore.”

Woodall was born in 1954 and raised in a family that maintained a very traditional Appalachian farm life. From producing their own milk, to community hog-butchering days, their only way of life was to live off the land. While tending to the farm and family came first, Woodall’s father made sure that education fell into a close second.