Authors

Sattie D. Mundy

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Interviewee

Mundy, Sattie D.,

Identifier

SNP098

Format

1 audio file (running time: 01:04:57) :

Interview Number

SNP-98

Location of Interview

Port Republic, Va.

Date of Interview

8-18-1978

Description

Records an interview with Sattie Mundy, (née Good), who spent several summers as a young girl at the Black Rock Springs Hotel, in Black Rock Gap, Virginia. The Black Rock Springs Hotel was a popular tourist destination in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, both for its scenic views and for the natural mineral springs for which it was named. Mrs. Mundy recounts her memories of the grounds and buildings and the popularity of the site in the years following the hotel's destruction by fire in 1909. Includes references to people associated with the hotel and springs, as well as many of the families and local people who lived near the hotel in its heyday. The site where the hotel stood was incorporated into Shenandoah National Park in the 1930s. Also contributing to the interview were Mrs. Mundy's daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Jay Bowman.

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

Mundy, Sattie D., (Sattie Della), 1890-1986, Interviews; Bowman, Marie N., Interviews; Bowman, J. Jay., (Jacob Jay), 1971-2005, Interviews

Family Names

Mundy family; Good family; Bowman family

Subjects

Black Rock Springs Hotel (Va.) -- History; Mountain people -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Social life and customs; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs

Place Names

Black Rock Springs (Va.) – History; Rockingham County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.

Interviewer

Moody, Amanda

Transcriber

Bradley, Peggy C.; Purington, Mark S.

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP, (formerly SC# 4030)

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(SNP098) Sattie Mundy interviewed by Amanda Moody, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, updated by Mark S. Purington

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