Authors

Ray Wood

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Interviewee

Wood, Ray,

Identifier

SNP135

Format

1 audio file (running time: 01:39:14) :

Interview Number

SNP-135

Date of Interview

9-14-1977

Description

Records an interview with Ray Wood, who grew up on Pasture Fence Mountain in Albemarle County, Va. Describes his boyhood days living in the mountains with his grandfather, Joseph T. Harris, who tended cattle and ran his own small farm. Recalls the daily chores and the cycle of work on the farm, especially the effort that went into harvesting and preserving the crops and meat. Mr. Wood discusses his extended family and the families who lived nearby his grandfather's homestead.

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

Wood, Ray, Interviews

Family Names

Wood family; Harris family; Via 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; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Distilling, Illicit -- Virginia – History.

Place Names

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

Interviewer

Moody, Amanda

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP, (formerly SC# 4030)

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