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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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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.
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.
Edwards, Victoria M.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Vastine Fisher interviewed by Barbara Wright, April 10, 1994, SdArch SNP-48, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University