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Shifflett, Carl O.
1 audio file (running time: 1:19:43)
Location of Interview
The Shifflett's home.
Date of Interview
Records an interview with Carl Shifflett and his wife, Gertrude, (née Shifflett), who discuss their memories of the people who lived within the future boundaries of Shenandoah National Park. 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.
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Shifflett, Carl O., (Carl Otto), 1902-1978, Interviews; Shifflett, Gertrude N., (Gertrude Nina), 1909-1999, Interviews
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
Meisel, Mara; Edwards, Victoria M.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Carl O. Shifflett interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, August 22, 1977, SdArch SNP-112, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University