Loula B. Judd



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Judd, Loula B.




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Continues an earlier interview, (SdArch no. SNP-74), with Loula Judd, who lived near the Big Meadows area of Shenandoah National Park until the mid 1930s. Describes the wildlife found in the mountains, including venomous snakes, wolves and other predators. Discusses the slave trade in the region before the Civil War and includes anecdotes about Herbert Hoover, whom the local people often encountered during his frequent stays at the nearby presidential retreat, Camp Hoover.


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Personal Names

Judd, Loula B., 1903-1993 Interviews; Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 -- Anecdotes

Family Names

Judd family; Breden 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; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Slavery -- Virginia -- Page County – History; Slavery -- Virginia -- Madison County – History; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.

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Big Meadows (Va.) – History; Camp Hoover (Va.) – History; Page County (Va.) – History; Madison County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.


Smith, Nancy

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

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SdArch SNP

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(SNP075) Loula Judd, interviewed by Nancy Smith



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