Download Full Text (131 KB)
Cave, Elza A.
1 audio file (running time: 1:33:16)
Location of Interview
In the vicinity of Dark Hollow, Virginia
Date of Interview
Mr. Cave leads a walking and driving tour of the area around the Cave family homestead in Dark Hollow, Virginia, where he was raised prior to the establishment of Shenandoah National Park in 1934. The tour includes a stop at the Cave family cemetery, where Mr. Cave identifies the grave sites of his extended family, going back to the Civil War, and explains the genealogy of the various family members interred there. Includes references to Civil War era ancestors, moonshiners, bark peeling, copper mining, ginseng and chestnut harvesting, and other natural features of Dark Hollow.
The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cave, Elza A., (Elza Alfred), 1907-1991, 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; Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Chestnut blight; Ginseng; Bark peeling -- Virginia -- Madison County – History; Copper mines and mining -- Virginia – History; Distilling, Illicit – Virginia; Forest products industry -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 – Anecdotes; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Draft resisters; Dark Hollow (Va.) – History; Madison County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Moody, Amanda; Jones, Leigh
Edwards, Victoria M.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Elza A. Cave interviewed by Amanda Moody and Leigh Jones, August 31, 1978, SdArch SNP-23, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University