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Grannis, Louis C.
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Date of Interview
Records an interview with Louis Grannis, who operated a sawmill on Mt. Marshall, near Browntown, Virginia in the early 1920s. The mill produced railroad ties of various sizes, as well as telephone poles, until the commonwealth banned such activities in the proposed park area in 1924. Grannis discusses the economics and logistics of operating a mill in such an isolated location. A woman identified in the transcript as Mrs. Grannis also contributes to the interview.
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Grannis, Louis C., 1900-, Interviews
Sawmills -- Virginia -- Rappahannock County; Sawmills -- Economic aspects -- Virginia -- Rappahannock County; Mills and mill-work -- Virginia -- Rappahannock County – History; Lumber trade -- Virginia -- Rappahannock County – History; Land use -- Government policy – Virginia.
Mt. Marshall (Va.) – History; Browntown (Va.) – History; Rappahannock 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
Louis C. Grannis interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, May 2, 1977, SdArch SNP-55, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University