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Location of Interview
The Shifflet's home in Greene County, Virginia
Date of Interview
Records an interview with E.P. Shifflet and his wife, Maude, (née Morris), who lived in Bacon Hollow, 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. The Shifflets also recall several individuals who were killed in Bacon Hollow, usually as a result of feuds between rival moonshiners. An addendum to the interview transcript, provided by Dorothy Smith, documents several homicides and trials of Bacon Hollow residents from the early part of the century.
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Shifflet, E.P., (Enoch Pat), 1903-1986, Interviews; Shifflet, Maude Florence, 1905-1993, Interviews
Shifflett family; Morris 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; Vendetta -- Virginia -- Greene County -- History -- 20th century; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.
Greene County (Va.) – History; Bacon Hollow (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Smith, Dorothy Noble, 1915-1999
Bradley, Peggy C.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
E.P. Shifflet interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, July 30, 1979, SdArch SNP-110, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University