(SNP085) Owen E. Lucas interviewed by Norman Taylor

Title

(SNP085) Owen E. Lucas interviewed by Norman Taylor

Authors

Owen E. Lucas

Files

Interviewee

Lucas, Owen E.

Identifier

SNP085

Format

1 audio file (running time: 1:00:08)

Interview Number

SNP-85

Date of Interview

11-28-1977

Description

Records an interview with Owen Lucas, who went to work at Shenandoah National Park as a truck driver in 1946, and would eventually rise to the position of district supervisor for the park. Describes the kinds of work performed by park maintenance crews through the post-war years into the 1980s. Improved equipment and an extensive network of professional staff has allowed the park to consistently improve its facilities to meet the needs of the ever-increasing numbers of visitors. Much of Lucas' work in the early years centered around the maintenance and improvement of Skyline Drive.

Rights

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Personal Names

Lucas, Owen E., Interviews

Subjects

Land use -- Government policy -- United States. Roads -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park (Va.) – History. Roads -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- Maintenance and repair. Recreation areas -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park (Va.) – Planning.

Place Names

Skyline Drive -- History, Local; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.

Interviewer

Taylor, Norman

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP

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