Owen E. Lucas



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Lucas, Owen E.




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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.


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Lucas, Owen E., Interviews


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.

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


Taylor, Norman

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Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

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SdArch SNP

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(SNP085) Owen E. Lucas interviewed by Norman Taylor



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