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Wilberger, Henry F.
1 audio file (running time: 00:37:55)
Location of Interview
New Hope, Virginia
Date of Interview
Records an interview with Frank Wilberger, whose family ran an undertaking business in Augusta County in the early part of the 20th century. Describes the practice of undertaking in those years, and the special conditions encountered when working with local mountain families, whose homes were often located in remote and marginally accessible areas.
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Wilberger, Henry F., (Henry Franklin), 1896-1981, Interviews
Undertakers and undertaking – Virginia; Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Mountain people -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Social life and customs; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs; Rural poor -- Health and hygiene – Virginia; Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Land use -- Government policy – Virginia.
Blue Ridge Mountains -- Economic conditions; Augusta County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Edwards, Victoria M.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Henry F. Wilberger interviewed by Amanda Moody, January 1, 1978, SdArch SNP-130, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University