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Interviewee

Grannis, Louis C.

Identifier

SNP055

Format

1 audio file (running time: 0:56:49)

Interview Number

SNP-55

Date of Interview

10-1-1976

Description

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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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 (library-special@jmu.edu).

Personal Names

Grannis, Louis C., 1900-, Interviews

Subjects

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.

Place Names

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.

Interviewer

Smith, Dorothy Noble, 1915-1999

Transcriber

Bradley, Peggy C.

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP

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(SNP055) Louis C. Grannis interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley

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