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Taylor, Virginia H.
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Location of Interview
Mrs. Taylor's home in Stanardsville, Virginia
Date of Interview
Records an interview with Virginia Taylor, (née Haney), who grew up the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Greene County, Va. Describes daily life in the mountains, where her family operated a general store. Gives her recollections of the mountain people and describes in detail her family's experience resettling in Wolftown, Virginia, after the opening of Shenandoah National Park. Mrs. Taylor's family soon relocated to Stanardsville, where she attended high school in the late 1930s. Describes the uneasy social interactions between the local population and the sudden influx of rural mountain people into their community.
There is no audio recording for this interview; interview consists of transcript only.
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Taylor, Virginia H., (Virginia Haney), 1920-2001 Interviews
Taylor family; Haney family.
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; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.
Stanardsville (Va.) -- History; Wolftown (Va.) -- History; Greene County (Va.) -- History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Virginia H. Taylor interviewed by Matthew Dalbey, February 24, 1994, SdArch SNP-10, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University