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Bascom Lamar Lunsford
21 March 1882 - 4 September 1973
Madison Co NC              Buncombe Co NC
Bascom Lamar Lunsford was a well-known
folklorist, performer, and authority on
mountain music.

For many years, he organized and
promoted the annual Mountain Dance and
Folk Festival (which continues) at Asheville,
NC.

For more information, see the following
sources:

Timothy N. Osment, "Bascom Lamar
Lunsford"

Mars Hill College Resources - Bascom L.
Lunsford
Historical Marker at Mars Hill, NC