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Lang, Nettie S.
1 audio file (running time: 1:09:42)
Date of Interview
Records an interview with Nettie Lang, (née Breeden), who grew up in Dark Hollow, in Madison County, Virginia. Describes daily life in the mountains, the means of growing and preserving food and other aspects of the local economy, such as chestnut and ginseng harvesting, bark peeling and moonshine.
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Lang, Nettie S., 1911-2006, Interviews
Lang family; Breden family; Cave 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; Funeral rites -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Courtship -- Virginia – History; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Holidays -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Traditional medicine -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Land use -- Government policy -- United States; Distilling, Illicit – Virginia; American chestnut; Ginseng; Bark peeling -- Virginia -- Madison County – History; Forest products industry -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History.
Dark Hollow (Va.) – History; Madison 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
Nettie S. Lang interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, July 4, 1980, SdArch SNP-80, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University