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111_tape490_1_RobertProffit_transcript_A.pdf
Robert Proffit talks about Meat Camp's early history from the first settler John Green in 1788. Over the next few decades, people began to trickle in to Western North Carolina. He talks about the first churches in the area: Hopewell Methodist Church…

111_tape492_RuthSouth_transcript_A.pdf
Ruth South talks about working with the NYA (National Youth Administration) under Roosevelt's New Deal policy and the classes she took on weaving. She has been weaving with homespun wool her whole life and sees homemade crafts as a very important…

111_tape332_PhilTempleton_transcript_A.pdf
Phil Templeton, a real estate developer, talks about the development happening in High Country over his lifetime. He attributes the development to the growth of the university, the skiing industry, and tourism in general. He is a proponent of the…

111_tape288_JennyHorton_transcript_A.pdf
Jenny Horton, a black woman living in Boone, talks about working as a cook most of her life. She worked in a hospital for a few years, but had to stop after she developed arthritis. She talks about the rationing of sugar, flour, meat, coffee, and…

111_tape79_TedPotter_1973_06_12M001.pdf
Ted Potter was born in Tamarack, NC in 1908 and throughout his life was a logger, mail carrier, and farmer.

Mr. Potter recalls childhood memories of Christmas, moonshining, and the Great Depression. He discusses the schoolhouse experience from his…

111_tape66_Mr&MrsLeeGreene_1973_06_11M001.pdf
Lee Greene was born in Watauga County, North Carolina in 1904 and farmed all his life. Mrs. Greene was born in Meat Camp, North Carolina.

Mr. and Mrs. Greene talk about their education in a one-room schoolhouse. Mr. Greene talks about farming and…

111_tape50_IraDonaldShull_1973_03_27M001.pdf
Ira Shull was born November 8, 1892 in Valle Crucis, North Carolina on a farm where he grew up. During his young adult life, he moved out west to the Washington area, specifically Spokane where he worked on a ranch. Mr. Shull had a hand in bringing…

111_tape54_MamieGreybealShull_1973_04_03M001.pdf
Mamie Graybeal Shull was born in 1889 and has lived around Boone, North Carolina since 1906.

Ms. Shull begins her interview talking about Shull's Mill. She then talks about home remedies and other traditions like the legends, myths, and food. Ms.…

111_tape39-40_StanleyHarrisSr_1973_03_20M001.pdf
Stanley Harris Sr. was born on October 31, 1882 in Johnson County, Tennessee. He went to high school in Montezuma, North Carolina and then continued his education in Athens, Tennessee at U.S. Grant University. He wene to post graduate school at…