(SNP109) Jesse Seale interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith
1 audio file (running time: 01:33:17)
Date of Interview
Records an interview with Jesse Seale, who lived in the mountains near Syria, Virginia. Describes daily life in the mountains, touching on the work of growing and preserving food, herbal remedies and holidays. Also recalls his experiences with local entrepreneur George Freeman Pollock, owner of nearby Skyland resort, who was a major influence in the establishment of Shenandoah National Park.
There is no audio recording for this interview; interview consists of transcript only.
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Seale, Jesse, Interviews; Pollock, George Freeman, 1869-1949 -- Anecdotes
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.); Courtship -- Virginia – History; Distilling, Illicit -- Virginia – History; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.
Skyland (Va.) – History; Syria (Va.) – History; Madison County (Va.) -- History -- 20th century; 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
Jesse Seale interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, October 17, 1977, SdArch SNP-109, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University