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Shifflett, Irvin F.
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Date of Interview
Records a group interview with Irvin Peanut Shifflett, his wife, Lydia, (née Rosson), J.P. Roach, and his wife, Hazel, (née Marshall), who discuss their memories of life near Rocky Bar, in Rockingham County, Virginia. Describes daily life in the mountains, touching on the work of growing and preserving food, herbal remedies, courtship, and funeral rituals, as well as holiday celebrations and local moonshiners. Also present at the interview are Mr. Roach's mother, Lula W. Roach, and his nephew Bennie Cupp. Other unidentified voices can be heard commenting throughout. For a full interview with Lula Roach, Hazel Roach and Bennie Cupp, see SdArch no. SNP-38.
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Shifflett, Irvin F., (Irvin Forrest), 1909-2007, Interviews; Shifflett, Lydia B., (Lydia Belle) Interviews; Roach, J.P., (John Paul), 1922-2007, Interviews; Roach, Hazel, Interviews; Roach, Lula W., 1883-1983, Interviews; Cupp, Bennie Interviews.
Shifflett family; Roach family; Cupp 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; Traditional medicine -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Holidays -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Courtship -- Virginia – History; Distilling, Illicit -- Virginia – History; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.
Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Smith, Dorothy Noble, 1915-1999
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Irvin F. Shifflett interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, April 29, 1979, SdArch SNP-114, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University