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Records an interview with M.M. Hitt, Jr., whose father owned a general store in Luray, Virginia, at the turn of the 20th century. Mr. Hitt ran his own confectionery store in Luray, from 1911 to about 1930. Discusses the retail business at that time and his impressions of the mountain people who would patronize his store. Includes references to local entrepreneur, George Freeman Pollock, owner of nearby Skyland resort, and local Episcopal missionary, Mary Deaconess Hutton.
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Hitt, M.M., Jr., (Marcellus Monroe), 1890-1987, Interviews; Hutton, Mary Sandys, Deaconess, 1904-1985 -- Anecdotes; Pollock, George Freeman, 1869-1949 -- Anecdotes.
M.M. Hitt & Sons (Firm) – History; Mountain people -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Social life and customs; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs; Merchants -- Virginia -- Luray – History.
Blue Ridge Mountains -- Economic conditions; Luray (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
M.M. Hitt interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, February 25, 1980, SdArch SNP-62, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University