(SNP 085) Owen E. Lucas interviewed by Norman Taylor - RESTRICTED
Lucas, Owen E.,
1 audio file (running time: 1:00:08) :
Date of Interview
Records an interview with Owen Lucas, who went to work at Shenandoah National Park as a truck driver in 1946, and would eventually rise to the position of district supervisor for the park. Describes the kinds of work performed by park maintenance crews through the post-war years into the 1980s. Improved equipment and an extensive network of professional staff has allowed the park to consistently improve its facilities to meet the needs of the ever-increasing numbers of visitors. Much of Lucas' work in the early years centered around the maintenance and improvement of Skyline Drive.
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Lucas, Owen E., Interviews
Land use -- Government policy -- United States. Roads -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park (Va.) – History. Roads -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- Maintenance and repair. Recreation areas -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park (Va.) – Planning.
Skyline Drive -- History, Local; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
SdArch no. SNP-85, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, SdArch SNP, (SC# 4030), Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.