Interview with Ethel Burns [January 5, 1975]

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Interview with Ethel Burns [January 5, 1975]

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Ethel Burns grew up and eventually took over the Sunshine Inn, an establishment that housed "the summer people" or the upper-class tourists who came to Blowing Rock over the summer for vacation. They housed them and provided three meals a day for fifteen dollars a week. She recalls that everyone felt a sort of reverence for the summer people but her father "still felt his authority and his own individuality in his relationship to them." The tourists didn't have much to do in Blowing Rock in those days, only hiking and walking and spending time with the other residents.

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Watauga County (N.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Depression--1929--North Carolina--Watauga County
Mountain life--North Carolina--Watauga County--History--20th century--Anecdotes
Burn, Ethel

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Morgan, Pat
Burns, Ethel

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English

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111_tape353_EthelBurns_transcript_M

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Morgan, Pat
and Burns, Ethel , “Interview with Ethel Burns [January 5, 1975],” Appalachian State University Digital Collections, accessed November 22, 2017, http://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/37317.