September 4, 2011
Lifelong Carroll County resident Fred High, born in 1878, is best known for his work in the preservation of Ozark heritage through his recordings of folk songs. He was a devoted student and preserver of folk music, recording many songs that probably would have been lost without his efforts. Many of his recordings are archived at Lyon College in the John Quincy Wolf Folksong Collection. Also an author of three books on Ozark life, High died in 1962.