Interview with Ira Donald Shull, March 27, 1973

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Interview with Ira Donald Shull, March 27, 1973

Description

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 telephone lines to the Boone area in the 1940s.

Mr. Shull refers back to his childhood and community life in Valle Crucis including politics, transportation, postal service, outlaws, and homemade remedies. He goes into detail about his experience farming livestock and crops. Mr. Shull also talks in detail about the Great Depression including the WPA projects going on at that time. He shares stories of outlaws and the Civil War his grandfather shared with him as a child.

Subject

Farm life--North Carolina--Watauga County--19th century
Farm life--North Carolina--Watauga County--20th century
Watauga County (N.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Depression--1929--North Carolina--Watauga County
Ranch life--Washington--Spokane

Creator

Hallstrom, Jane
Shull, Ira Donald

Date

3/27/1973

Rights

Copyright for the interviews on the Appalachian State University Oral History Collection site is held by Appalachian State University. The interviews are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. Appalachian State Collection 111. Appalachian Oral History Project Records, 1965-1989, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Special Collections, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials, without the written permission of the Appalachian State University, is strictly prohibited.

Extent

44 pages

Language

English

Type

document

Identifier

111_tape50_IraDonaldShull_1973_03_27M001

Spatial Coverage

Valle Crucis, NC

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Wetmore, Dana

Equipment

Hp Scanjet 8200

Scan date

2014-02-18

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Citation

Hallstrom, Jane and Shull, Ira Donald, “Interview with Ira Donald Shull, March 27, 1973,” Appalachian State University Digital Collections, accessed November 23, 2017, http://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/34234.