(SNP122) Lorraine Tompkins interviewed by Norman Taylor and transcribed by Tiffany Cole

Title

(SNP122) Lorraine Tompkins interviewed by Norman Taylor and transcribed by Tiffany Cole

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Interviewee

Tompkins, Lorraine

Identifier

SNP122

Format

1 audio file (running time: 0:55:34)

Interview Number

SNP-122

Date of Interview

11-19-1982

Description

Records an interview with Lorraine Tompkins, who was born on Old Rag Mountain, in Madison County, Virginia, shortly before the advent of Shenandoah National Park. Although her family relocated to nearby Syria, Virginia, when she was two years old, Mrs. Tompkins recounts numerous stories told to her by her older siblings, parents and grandparents. Describes daily life in the mountains, touching on the work of growing and preserving food, herbal remedies, as well as tales of famous murders and local moonshiners.

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Personal Names

Tompkins, Lorraine, Interviews

Family Names

Tompkins family; Brown family

Subjects

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; Traditional medicine -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Holidays -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Distilling, Illicit -- Virginia – History; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.

Place Names

Old Rag Mountain (Va.) -- History; Madison County (Va.) -- History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.

Interviewer

Taylor, Norman

Transcriber

Cole, Tiffany

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP

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