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Ruska Gregg was born about 1840 on a farm by Jefferies Creek. He was an older brother of Alex Gregg, Archie Waiters's grandfather. After emancipation the brothers moved to the center of Mars Bluff. Ruska Gregg’s home was just north of the present site of Francis Marion University. There, for fifty years he worked full time making useful things out of wood--horse troughs, shingles, tool handles, swings, baskets--anything that was needed. While other things in this collection may have been made by Gregg, the white oak basket is the only item that Archie Waiters could positively identify as made by Gregg. His glut was probably made by him. 
Where Ruska Gregg lived and worked Ruska Gregg Memorial Glut
Bark spud Using Gregg's baskets in the 1930s
Glut Trough
Glut and basket Rasp
Waiters showing bottom of basket Cant hook
Rim of the basket
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Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1998. Revised, 2007.