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Morris, Raymond E.
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Date of Interview
Records an interview with Raymond E. Morris, who lived in Simmons Gap, 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 herbal remedies, hunting and trapping techniques, bark peeling and the moonshine trade.
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Morris, Raymond E., (Raymond Earl), 1925-1980, Interviews
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; Hunting customs -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Hunting -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park; Trapping -- Virginia – History; Land use -- Government policy -- United States; Distilling, Illicit – Virginia; Bark peeling -- Virginia -- Rockingham County – History.
Simmons Gap (Va.) – History; Rockingham County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Smith, Dorothy Noble, 1915-1999
Marston, Sharon G.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Raymond E. Morris interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, October 23, 1979, SdArch SNP-96, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University