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Records an interview with Rev. Wilfred Waterhouse and his wife, Beatrice, who served as missionaries at the Episcopal mission near Pocosin Hollow, in the 1930s. The Waterhouses recall their impressions of the local mountain people, their lifestyles, manners and codes of conduct.
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Waterhouse, Wilfred, Interviews; Waterhouse Beatrice, Interviews
Missionaries – Virginia; Distilling, Illicit -- Virginia – History; Mountain people -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Social life and customs; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs; Rural poor – Virginia; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Agriculture -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Holidays -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Land use -- Government policy – Virginia; Blue Ridge Mountains -- Economic conditions.
Pocosin Hollow (Va.) – History; Greene County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Smith, Dorothy Noble, 1915-1999
Stiles, Joy K.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Wilfred Waterhouse interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, June 20, 1977, SdArch SNP-127, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University