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Wood, Luther W.
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Date of Interview
Records an interview with Luther and Myra Wood, (née Sandice), who lived in Afton, Virginia. Describes daily life in the mountains, touching on the work of growing and preserving food, herbal remedies, courtship and holidays.
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Wood, Luther W., (1902-1991), Interviews; Wood, Myra, 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; Traditional medicine -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Holidays -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Courtship -- Virginia – History; African Americans -- Virginia -- Nelson County -- History -- 20th century – Sources.
Blue Ridge Mountains -- Economic conditions; Afton (Va.) – History; Nelson 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
Luther W. Wood interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, October 15, 1979, SdArch SNP-134, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University