Authors

M. M. Hitt

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Interviewee

Hitt, M.M.,

Identifier

SNP062

Format

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Interview Number

SNP-62

Date of Interview

2-25-1980

Description

Records an interview with M.M. Hitt, Jr., whose father owned a general store in Luray, Virginia, at the turn of the 20th century. Mr. Hitt ran his own confectionery store in Luray, from 1911 to about 1930. Discusses the retail business at that time and his impressions of the mountain people who would patronize his store. Includes references to local entrepreneur, George Freeman Pollock, owner of nearby Skyland resort, and local Episcopal missionary, Mary Deaconess Hutton.

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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

Hitt, M.M., Jr., (Marcellus Monroe), 1890-1987, Interviews; Hutton, Mary Sandys, Deaconess, 1904-1985 -- Anecdotes; Pollock, George Freeman, 1869-1949 -- Anecdotes.

Family Names

Hitt family

Subjects

M.M. Hitt & Sons (Firm) – History; Mountain people -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Social life and customs; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs; Merchants -- Virginia -- Luray – History.

Place Names

Blue Ridge Mountains -- Economic conditions; Luray (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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(SNP062) M.M. Hitt, Jr. interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley

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