Wednesday, March 30, 2016

An Ocracoke Scene?

Yes, this really is an Ocracoke scene...from 1972. We had recently returned from working on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation in north-central Montana, and decided to sell a few craft items on Ocracoke during the summer season. This tipi housed our nascent craft shop that morphed into Village Craftsmen just one year later.

As you can see, heavy rains caused some problems in those days. Our current wood-frame building is much more practical as a craft gallery!

Do any of our readers remember the tipi?

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is about the 1977 recording of traditional Outer Banks folk music. You can read the article here:


  1. Anonymous7:58 PM

    Yes, I remember the tepee and the puddle. Those were surely very nice days. Thanks for the memories.

  2. I remember the tipi. I want to say that it was 1996 and the tipi was set up next to Books to be Red? Maybe a potter was using it in some fashion? I bought some cool oil lamps, basically a saucer to hold the oil, and a coiled copper holder for the wick. I still have them!

    1. Actually, that was Jason Eric Booth's tipi. My tipi was set up in the 1970s.