Authors

Matt Graves Sr.

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Interviewee

Graves, Francis Matt,

Identifier

SNP057

Format

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Interview Number

SNP-57

Date of Interview

12-18-1975

Description

Records an interview with Matt Graves, Sr., leads a small group on a driving tour of a section of Shenandoah National Park near Syria, Virginia. Mr. Graves lived in the region prior to the opening of the park and was able to identify the sites and former owners of numerous homesteads, mills and cemeteries in the vicinity of Milam Gap. Also participating in the interview are Phil Hastings and John Dooms, naturalists affiliated with Shenandoah National Park.

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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

Graves, Francis Matt, Sr., 1895-1987, Interviews

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; Traditional medicine -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Rural poor – Virginia; Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Land use -- Government policy – Virginia.

Place Names

Milam Gap (Va.) – History; Madison County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.

Interviewer

Deane, Deedee; Dove, Vee; Dooms, John D.; Hastings, Phil

Transcriber

Bradley, Peggy C.

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP, (formerly SC# 4030)

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(SNP057) Matt Graves, Sr. interviewed by Deedee Deane, Vee Dove, Phil Hastings and John Dooms, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley

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