(SNP097) William R. Morris interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith
Morris, William R.
1 audio file (running time: 01:19:27)
Date of Interview
Records an interview with William Morris, who lived in Bacon Hollow, near the town of Elkton, in Rockingham County, Virginia. Describes daily life in the mountains, the means of growing and preserving food and other aspects of the local economy. Discusses popular pastimes, herbal remedies, holidays, courtship, bark peeling and the moonshine trade. Mr. Morris' wife, Lillian, (née Shiflett), is also present for the interview and contributes throughout.
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Morris, William R., (William Robert), 1913-1998, Interviews; Morris, Lillian V., (Lillian Virginia), Interviews
Morris family; Shifflett 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.); Folk music -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Holidays -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Funeral rites -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Hunting -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park; Courtship -- Virginia – History; Mules; Land use -- Government policy -- United States; Distilling, Illicit – Virginia; Bark peeling -- Virginia -- Rockingham County – History.
Bacon Hollow (Va.) – History; Rockingham County (Va.) – History; Greene County (Va.) – History; Skyline Drive (Va.) – History; 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
William R. Morris iinterviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, November 1, 1979, SdArch SNP-97, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University