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Interviewee

Cline, Rufus R.,

Identifier

SNP031

Format

1 audio file (running time: 1:00:59) :

Interview Number

SNP-31

Date of Interview

1978

Description

Records the reminiscences of Rufus and Hazel Cline, (née Garber), who lived in New Hope, not far from the Black Rock Springs Hotel, in Black Rock Gap, Virginia. The Black Rock Springs Hotel was a popular tourist destination in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, both for its scenic views and for the natural mineral springs for which it was named. Mr. and Mrs. Cline recount their memories of the grounds and buildings and the popularity of the site in the years following the hotel's destruction by fire in 1909. Includes references to people associated with the hotel and springs, as well as many of the families and local people who lived near the hotel in its heyday. The site where the hotel stood was incorporated into Shenandoah National Park in the 1930s.

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

Cline, Rufus R., 1902-1986; Cline, Hazel L., (Hazel Lela) 1905-1986

Family Names

Klein family; Garber family

Subjects

Black Rock Springs Hotel (Va.) – History; Hotels -- Virginia – History; Health resorts -- Virginia -- History; Mineral springs -- Virginia – History; Mountain life -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs.

Place Names

Black Rock Springs Gap (Va.) -- History; Black Rock Springs Gap (Va.) -- Social life and customs; Jarman Gap (Va.) -- History; Jarman Gap (Va.) -- Social life and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local; Augusta County (Va.) -- History; Albemarle County (Va.) -- History; Skyline Drive (Va.) -- History; Blue Ridge Mountains -- Economic conditions; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History.

Interviewer

Moody, Amanda

Transcriber

Giroux, Allie; Edwards Victoria M.

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP, (formerly SC# 4030)

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(SNP031) Rufus and Hazel Cline interviewed by Amanda Moody, transcribed by Allie Giroux and Victoria M. Edwards

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