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Miller, Franklin E.
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Date of Interview
Records an interview with Franklin and Margaret Miller, who lived in Rocky Branch, near the town of Luray, in Page County, Virginia. Describes daily life in the mountains, the means of growing and preserving food and other aspects of the local economy. Discusses the country store owned by Mrs. Miller's father, Homer Fox, and the mountain people who traded there.
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Miller, Franklin E., (Franklin Edward), 1916-2004, Interviews; Miller, Margaret V., (Margaret Virginia), 1916-2005, Interviews; Fox, Homer C., (Homer Clarence), 1888-1965.
Miller family; Fox 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; General stores -- Virginia -- Page County; Funeral rites -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Courtship -- Virginia -- History; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Holidays -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History; Land use -- Government policy -- United States; Bark peeling -- Virginia -- Madison County -- History
Rocky Branch (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
Franklin E. Miller interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, March 14, 1978, SdArch SNP-93, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University