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Interviewee

Frazier, Homer Newton

Identifier

SNP052

Format

1 audio file (running time: 1:03:18)

Interview Number

SNP-52

Date of Interview

5-15-1979

Description

Records the reminiscences of Homer and Virgie Frazier, (née Dwyer), who were born and raised near Sperryville, Virginia. 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.

Rights

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

Frazier, Homer Newton, 1897-1981, Interviews; Frazier, Virgie Alma, 1904-1983, Interviews

Family Names

Fraser family; Dwyer family

Subjects

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.

Place Names

Thornton Gap (Va.) – History; Sperryville (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

MacDonald, Mary Anne

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP

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(SNP052) Homer Frazier interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Mary Anne McDonald

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