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Records an interview with Clarice Meadows, who taught in the Verbena, Sandy Bottom and Maple Springs schools during the 1920s and 1930s. Describes the challenges of teaching in one- and two-room schoolhouses in those rural, mountain communities, as well as her impressions of her students and their families.
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Meadows, Clarice, 1901-1988, 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; Teachers -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Land use -- Government policy -- United States.
Page County (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
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Clarice Meadows interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, April 20, 1979, SdArch SNP-89, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University