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Graves, Francis Matt
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Date of Interview
Records an interview with Matt Graves, Sr., leads a small group on a driving tour of a section of Shenandoah National Park near Syria, Virginia. Mr. Graves lived in the region prior to the opening of the park and was able to identify the sites and former owners of numerous homesteads, mills and cemeteries in the vicinity of Milam Gap. Also participating in the interview are Phil Hastings and John Dooms, naturalists affiliated with Shenandoah National Park.
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Graves, Francis Matt, Sr., 1895-1987, 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; Traditional medicine -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Rural poor – Virginia; Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Land use -- Government policy – Virginia.
Milam Gap (Va.) – History; Madison County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Deane, Deedee; Dove, Vee; Dooms, John D.; Hastings, Phil
Bradley, Peggy C.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Francis Matt Graves interviewed by Deedee Deane, Vee Dove, John D. Dooms, and Phil Hastings, December 18, 1975, SdArch SNP-57, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University