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Interviewee

Dodson, Hunter C.,

Identifier

SNP043

Format

1 audio file (running time: 0:09:53) :

Interview Number

SNP-43

Location of Interview

Camp Hoover, Va.

Date of Interview

7-3-1964

Description

Records a fragment of an interview with Hunter Dodson, who grew up near Corbin Hollow, Virginia, and is described as a ranger at Shenandoah National Park. Describes the lifestyles of the mountain people who lived in the area prior to the establishment of the park, and some of the various means of making a living that were available to them at that time. Also includes references to George Pollock, local entrepreneur and owner of Skyland, and the importance of the resort to the local economy. In June, 2009, Dr. Diane Zior Wilhelm donated photocopies of her field notes from this interview to JMU Special Collections.

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

Dodson, Hunter C., 1910-1996; Pollock, George Freeman, 1869-1949 -- Anecdotes

Family Names

Dodson family

Subjects

Park rangers -- Virginia – Interviews; 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; Funeral rites -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.

Place Names

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

Interviewer

Wilhelm, Diane Zior; Wilhelm, Eugene J., Jr.

Transcriber

Shapiro, Jeanette

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP, (formerly SC# 4030)

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(SNP043) Hunter Dodson interviewed by Diane and Eugene Wilhelm, transcribed by Jeanette Shapiro

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