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Graves, Cecil C.
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Date of Interview
Records an interview with Cecil Graves, who taught in the Page County school system in the mid-1930s prior to becoming School Superintendent in 1944. Describes his impressions of the mountain people who had been relocated to Page County to make way for Shenandoah National Park. Discusses the difficulties many encountered in adjusting to their new lives in the Valley.
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Graves, Cecil C., (Cecil Conard), 1892-1969, 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; Schools -- Virginia -- Page County – History; School superintendents -- Virginia -- Page County; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.
Page County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Wilhelm, Diane Zior
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Cecil C. Graves interviewed by Diane Zior Wilhelm, May 10, 1966, SdArch SNP-56, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University