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Chapman, Charles T.
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Records a brief interview with Charles Chapman, a life-long resident of Luray, Virginia, and a carillonneur of international renown. Mr. Chapman's father owned a grocery store in Luray that served many of the local mountain families from 1904 until the 1940s. Recalls his earliest memories of the mountain people and their transactions with his father. Includes references to the annual chestnut harvest and seasonal mountain wildfires. Mr. Chapman also reminisces about local entrepreneur, George Pollock, owner of nearby Skyland resort.
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Chapman, Charles T., 1904-1986; Pollock, George Freeman, 1869-1949.
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; Carillonneurs -- Virginia – Interviews; Wildfires -- Virginia – History; fires -- Virginia -- History.
Skyland (Va.); Luray (Va.) – History; Page County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Smith, Dorothy Noble, 1915-1999
Marston, Sharon G.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Charles T. Chapman interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, January 30, 1980, SdArch SNP-27, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University