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Judd, Loula B.
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Records the reminiscences of Loula Judd, who lived near the Big Meadows area of Shenandoah National Park until the mid 1930s. Describes daily life in the mountains, including local agriculture, livestock and food preservation, as well as important cash crops. Recalls the traditional remedies used for common ailments and injuries, as well as a brief discussion on the Influenza Epidemic of 1918. Includes comments on local entrepreneur, George Pollock, owner of Skyland resort and the construction of Camp Hoover, the presidential retreat created by Herbert Hoover.
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Judd, Loula B., 1903-1993 Interviews; Pollock, George Freeman, 1869-1949 -- Anecdotes
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; Funeral rites -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Distilling, Illicit – Virginia; Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 – Anecdotes; American chestnut; Holidays -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Traditional medicine -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Land use -- Government policy -- United States.
Big Meadows (Va.) – History; Skyland (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.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Loula B. Judd interviewed by Nancy Smith, November 20, 1975, SdArch SNP-74, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University