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Location of Interview
Near Dark Hollow Falls, Virginia
Date of Interview
Records the reminiscences of Evidell Cave, who was born and raised in Dark Hollow, Virginia, prior to the establishment of Shenandoah National Park in 1934. Describes her early home and family life, schooling, marriage, holidays and community events. Among the topics discussed are farming and food preservation, livestock, local wildlife, and the bark peeling industry. Includes references to local families, moonshine, herbal remedies, Camp Hoover and the effects of the chestnut tree blight on the local economy.
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Cave, Evidell, 1901-1992
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; Cookery – Virginia; Canning and preserving – History; Chestnut blight; Folklore -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Holidays -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Traditional medicine -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Distilling, Illicit – Virginia; Bark peeling -- Virginia -- Madison County – History; Forest products industry -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History.
Dark Hollow (Va.) – History; Camp Hoover (Va.) – History; Madison 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
Evidell Cave interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, September 11, 1979, SdArch SNP-24, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University