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Samuels, Edith E.
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Location of Interview
Mrs. Samuels home in Page County, Virginia
Date of Interview
Records an interview with Edith Samuels, (née Alger), who lived in Joliet 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, birthing and funeral rituals, as well as holiday celebrations.
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Samuels, Edith E., (Edith Ellen), 1919-1985, Interviews
Samuels family; Alger family; Meadows 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; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.
Page County (Va.) – History; Joliet 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
Edith E. Samuels interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, September 17, 1979, SdArch SNP-107, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University