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Virgil Ledford

Virgil Ledford (1940- ) is a Cherokee woodcarver. He was born in the Birdtown Community on the Qualla Boundary. He primarily carves animal and human figures out of walnut, cherry, buckeye, and cedar, finishing them to a high gloss. Ledford worked as an auto mechanic for stints in the 1960s, before making a livelihood as a woodcarver.

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