Vastine Fisher



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Fisher, Vastine




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Records a walking tour led by Vastine Fisher, whose family lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains near McCormick Gap for generations, until the last access roads were closed to make way for Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park in the 1930s. Mr. Fisher's grandparents moved off the mountain to nearby property they owned, outside the boundaries of the park. The tour begins near the log cabin where Mr. Fisher's father was born and proceeds to various locations around Calf Mountain, Dean Mountain, Sugar Hollow, Cavalry's Hollow, and Buck's Elbow Mountain.


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Personal Names

Fisher, Vastine

Family Names

Fisher 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; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.

Place Names

Calf Mountain (Va.) -- History; Dean Mountain (Va.) -- History; Sugar Hollow (Va.) -- History; Cavalry's Hollow (Va.) -- History; Albemarle County (Va.) -- History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.


Wright, Barbara


Edwards, Victoria M.

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP

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(SNP048) Vastine Fisher interviewed by Barbara Wright, transcribed by Victoria M. Edwards



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