Charlotte T. Ross

Charlotte Tanksley Ross is also known as the "Legend Lady." Ross has collected about 4,000 folk tales. She is a noted storyteller, folklorist and Appalachian State University communications adjunct professor. She has performed at the American Folklore Society, Smithsonian Institution Folklore Festival, Opryland and the Ulster (Ireland) Folklife Festival. In 1969, Ross was hired as the Appalachian Room’s first Librarian. In 1976, Charlotte Ross published the Bibliography of Southern Appalachia. She is co-author of From my grandmother's grandmother unto me with her daughter Clarinda. She and her husband Carl Ross had two children: Clarinda and Tyler.

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