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Frazier, Miley Jackson
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Date of Interview
Records the reminiscences of Miley Frazier, who was born in 1900 near Patterson Ridge, in what would become the Southern Section of Shenandoah National Park. Describes daily life in the mountains, including local agriculture, livestock production and food preservation, courting rituals and folk music. Discusses the annual cattle drives from the lowlands to the mountain pastures. Discusses the importance of seasonal harvests, including chestnuts, huckleberries and tan bark, to the local economy.
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Frazier, Miley Jackson, 1900-1981, 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; Courtship -- Virginia – History; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Folk music -- Virginia – History; Huckleberries; Bark peeling -- Virginia -- Rockingham County – History; Chestnut blight.
Patterson Ridge (Va.) – History; Rockingham County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Smith, Dorothy Noble, 1915-1999
Edwards, Victoria M.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Miley Jackson Frazier interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, November 12, 1975, SdArch SNP-53, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University