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Time Line: Great Moments in Craft Culture

Great moments in craft culture, from antiquity to the present.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

1 B.C.: Jesus is born, puts skinny, bearded carpenters on the map.

c. A.D. 65: Roman farmer Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella publishes his 12-volume De Re Rustica, with ruminations on the arts of pickling, cheese-making, wine producing, and beekeeping.

1776: A widowed upholsterer named Betsy Ross hand-stitches the first American flag (or so the story goes).

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