Download Full Text (13.0 MB)
Grove, J. Maurice
1 audio file (running time: 1:08:01)
Date of Interview
Records an interview with Frances Grove and her brother, J. Maurice Grove, whose father owned large tracts of land in the Rocky Branch area of what later became Shenandoah National Park. The Grove family raised beef cattle at the time and Mr. Grove would drive hundreds of head of cattle to mountain pastures each summer, and then on to the rail yards in New Market in the fall. Describes cattle raising, food production, and preservation. Includes references to local entrepreneur, George Freeman Pollock, owner of nearby Skyland resort.
The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (email@example.com).
Grove, J. Maurice, (John Maurice), 1904-1980, Interviews; Grove, Frances, 1906-1992, Interviews; Pollock, George Freeman, 1869-1949 -- Anecdotes.
Grove family; Spittler 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; Agriculture -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Canning and preserving – History; Cookery – Virginia; Cattle trade -- Virginia – History; Beef cattle -- Virginia – History; Livestock -- Virginia – History; Land use -- Government policy – Virginia.
Rocky Branch (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
Marston, Sharon G.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Maurice J. Groves interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, September 30, 1977, SdArch SNP-58, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University