Interview with J.F. Parker

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Interview with J.F. Parker

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J.F. Parker talks about his experience as a teacher with the mountain people living in Old Fort. Although he had never finished high school, he got a job as a teacher. He said: "He was going to send me on to teach school whether I knew anything or not." He talks about the hardships living up there, how school attendance was often very low and the kids brought snakes to the schoolhouse. He says the mountain people were a different breed of folk and they understood that "it takes a certain amount of failure in life to make a person what they should be." They were hardened, but strong and firm.

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Appalachians (People)--North Carolina--Marion County
Appalachians (People)--North Carolina--McDowell County
Appalachians (People)--North Carolina--Rowan County
Marion County (N.C.)--Social life and customs
McDowell County (N.C.)--Social life and customs
Rowan County (N.C.)--Social life and customs
Parker, J. F.

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Parker, J.F.

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English

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Document

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111_tape467_JFParker_transcript_M

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Parker, J.F., “Interview with J.F. Parker,” Appalachian State University Digital Collections, accessed November 22, 2017, http://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/37318.