Authors

Cletus Waters

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Interviewee

Waters, John Isaac Cletus,

Identifier

SNP128

Format

1 audio file (running time: 01:00:09) :

Interview Number

SNP-128

Date of Interview

3-19-1980

Description

Records an interview with Cletus Waters, whose father owned a general store in the vicinity of Rocky Branch until 1928. Describes his father's business and his interaction with local mountain families. Mr. Waters' wife, Hazel, who is unnamed in the transcript, contributes to the interview.

Rights

Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of James Madison University's Libraries & Educational Technologies' Special Collections (540) 568-3612, library-special@jmu.edu.

Personal Names

Waters, John Isaac Cletus, 1915-1983, Interviews; Waters, Hazel S., (Hazel Sarah), 1915-1984, Interviews

Family Names

Waters family

Subjects

Distilling, Illicit -- Virginia – History; Mountain people -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Social life and customs; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs; Rural poor – Virginia; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Agriculture -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Holidays -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Land use -- Government policy – Virginia; Blue Ridge Mountains -- Economic conditions; Merchants -- Virginia -- Rocky Branch – History.

Place Names

Blue Ridge Mountains -- Economic conditions; Page County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.

Interviewer

Smith, Dorothy Noble, 1915-1999

Transcriber

Marston, Sharon G.; Purington, Mark S.

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP, (formerly SC# 4030)

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(SNP128) Cletus Waters interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, updated by Mark S. Purington

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