(SNP109) Jesse Seale interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith

Title

(SNP109) Jesse Seale interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith

Authors

Jesse Seale

Files

Interviewee

Seale, Jesse

Identifier

SNP109

Format

1 audio file (running time: 01:33:17)

Interview Number

SNP-109

Date of Interview

3-19-1980

Description

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.

Rights

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Personal Names

Seale, Jesse, Interviews; Pollock, George Freeman, 1869-1949 -- Anecdotes

Family Names

Seal family

Subjects

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.

Place Names

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.

Interviewer

Smith, Dorothy Noble, 1915-1999

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP

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