Authors

Lola Deane

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Interviewee

Deane, Lola

Identifier

SNP040

Format

1 audio file (running time: 0:49:35) :

Interview Number

SNP-40

Date of Interview

3-18-1979

Description

Records the reminiscences of Lola Deane, who moved to the Pine Grove area, bordering Shenandoah National Park, in 1950. The interview deals chiefly with her memories and impressions of the mountain people who lived in the area at that time. Includes references to the gardens and livestock raised by the local people, their methods of food preservation, popular holiday traditions and the problems resulting from long-term intermarriage within small communities. Several references to the works of Episcopal missionary, Deaconess Mary Sandys Hutton, occur throughout the interview.

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

Deane, Lola, 1910-1983; Hutton, Mary Sandys, Deaconess, 1904-1985

Family Names

Dean 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; Agriculture -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Holidays -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History; Traditional medicine -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Livestock; Consanguinity; Inbreeding; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.

Place Names

Pine Grove (Va.) 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

Marston, Sharon G.

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP, (formerly SC# 4030)

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(SNP040) Lola Deane interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston

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