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Long, Louise V.
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Date of Interview
Records an interview with Louise Long, (née Varner), whose family owned several tracts of grazing land in Rappahannock County, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, prior to the founding of Shenandoah National Park. Describes the extensive cattle industry existing in the Shenandoah Valley from colonial times until the late 1930s. Mrs. Long and her husband, Arthur Long, Jr., oversaw the annual movement of hundreds of head of cattle from surrounding Valley communities to their fertile summer pastures in the mountains.
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Long, Louise V., 1918-2002, Interviews; Long, Arthur W., Jr., 1911-1977.
Long family; Varner 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; Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Cattle -- Virginia – History; Beef cattle -- Virginia – History; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.
Rappahannock County (Va.) -- History; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Lambert, Darwin, 1916-2007; Lambert, Eileen
Bradley, Peggy C.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Louise V. Long interviewed by Darwin Lambert and Eileen Lambert, April 16 1986, SdArch SNP-83, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University