Interview with Robert Proffit [October 3, 1980]

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Interview with Robert Proffit [October 3, 1980]

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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 and Meat Camp Church. He also describes the civil war, how many members of the community enlisted with the confederate army, but after the war there wasn't much difference in Meat Camp. Proffit explains Meat Camp well with this statement: "there was never anything here to begin with except just natural things."

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Mountain life--North Carolina--Watauga County--History
Mountain life--North Carolina--Ashe County--History
Mountain life--North Carolina--Wilkes County--History
Mountain life--North Carolina--Avery County--History
Proffit, Robert

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Skelton, Joseph
Proffit, Deloris
Proffit, Robert

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English

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Document

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111_tape490-1_RobertProffit_transcript_M

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Skelton, Joseph
, Proffit, Deloris
, and Proffit, Robert, “Interview with Robert Proffit [October 3, 1980],” Appalachian State University Digital Collections, accessed November 22, 2017, http://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/37321.