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Literature survived loss for a great mountain writer
by Rob Neufeld
In the late 1930s, children in the Swain County town of Almond saw an old bag lady walking around, muttering to herself.
The woman was the celebrated playwright, poet, and novelist Olive Tilford Dargan. The bag contained gifts she gave out to local kids. The muttering was poems she recited in the act o…
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