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Bare Feet Free The Soul

Here’s another one of those articles about bare feet that appeared during the Vietnam War. It’s written by Ward Cannel, who had a regular newspaper column. It appeared in the summer of 1967.

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The Ohio Ahistorical Society

Folks may remember from last summer (a year ago) that I had a bit of a dilemma deciding whether to renew my membership in the Ohio Historical Society. I’d been a member for 10 years, but they’d made a recent change.

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Barefoot Girls

Here’s a cute little column from 1916.

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Climbing Mount Kenya

These days we see enough news stories or internet descriptions of barefooted feats that sometimes I forget that, while we are trailblazers in our own rights, there’s nothing new under the sun.

I was reminded of that by a pair of older news stories.

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This is Why We’re Stuck Wearing Shoes

I’ve reprinted articles from the 1950s expressing the joy of going barefoot as a child and bemoaning how that was disappearing.

Here is an article, from 1959, that encapsulates the attitudes that made them disappear.

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Barefoot 1491

Let’s take a look at the footwear of Native Americans before Columbus arrived. I’ve been looking at the “Encyclopedia of American Indian Costume”, by Josephine Paterek, and it says a lot about footwear.

I also suspect that she has overestimated things a bit.

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Bygone Times

During the 1950s and 1960s there seemed to be a lot of reminiscences of the pleasures of growing up barefoot.

Here is yet another one, this one from 1955.

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