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Meadows, Lena T
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Date of Interview
Records an interview with Lena Meadows, (née Taylor), who lived near Jollet Hollow, in Page County, Virginia, prior to the advent of Shenandoah National Park. Describes daily life in the mountains, including local agriculture, livestock and food preservation, as well as important cash crops, such as apples, chestnuts, and moonshine. Recalls popular community activities, including storytelling, quilting parties and apple butter boilings.
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Meadows, Lena T, (Vasalena Taylor), 1902-1979, Interviews
Meadows family; Taylor family
Mountain people -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Social life and customs; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs; Farm life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Agriculture -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Canning and preserving – History; Cookery – Virginia; Folklore -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Holidays -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Distilling, Illicit – Virginia; Bark peeling -- Virginia -- Page County – History.
Blue Ridge Mountains -- Economic conditions; Jollett Hollow (Va.) – History; Page County (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
Lena T. Meadows interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, December 8, 1977, SdArch SNP-92, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University