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Frazier, Homer Newton,
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Date of Interview
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.
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Frazier, Homer Newton, 1897-1981, Interviews; Frazier, Virgie Alma, 1904-1983, Interviews
Fraser family; Dwyer family
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.
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.
Smith, Dorothy Noble, 1915-1999
MacDonald, Mary Anne
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
SdArch SNP, (formerly SC# 4030)
SdArch no. SNP-52, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, SdArch SNP, (SC# 4030), Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.