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Records an interview with Magdalene Mooney, (née Simonpietri), who lived and worked at Skyland resort from 1933 to 1935. Describes life at Skyland, the guests and the resort's flamboyant owner, George Freeman Pollock. Includes several anecdotes regarding Pollock's wife, Addie Nairn Pollock, as well as the grand opening of North district of Skyline Drive.
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Mooney, Magdalene, Interviews; Pollock, George Freeman, 1869-1949 -- Anecdotes; Pollock, Addie Nairn, 1875?-1944 -- Anecdotes.
Page County (Va.) – History; Madison County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local; Skyland (Va.) – History; Skyline Drive (Va.) – History; Blue Ridge Mountains -- Economic conditions.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Magdalene Miller interviewed by Gloria Updike, February 17, 1999, SdArch SNP-95, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University