Authors

Josie Knight

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Interviewee

Knight, Josie,

Identifier

SNP077

Format

1 audio file (running time: 0:56:51) :

Interview Number

SNP-77

Date of Interview

12-4-1981

Description

Records the reminiscences of Josie Knight, who lived near Pine Grove in Page County, Virginia. Describes daily life in the mountains, the means of growing and preserving food and other aspects of the local economy. Also mentioned is Deaconess Mary Hutton, an Episcopal missionary who served the mountain people during the 1930s.

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

Knight, Josie, 1897-1986, Interviews; Hutton, Mary Sandys, Deaconess, 1904-1985, Anecdotes

Family Names

Knight family; Jenkins family

Subjects

Mountain people -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Social life and customs; Mountain life -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs; Rural poor – Virginia; Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Funeral rites -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Courtship -- Virginia – History; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Holidays -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Traditional medicine -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Land use -- Government policy -- United States.

Place Names

Pine Grove (Va.) – History; Deal Hollow (Va.) – History; 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

Bradley, Peggy C.

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP, (formerly SC# 4030)

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(SNP077) Josie Knight interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley

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