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  • Tags: Great Depression

111_tape353_EthelBurns_transcript_A.pdf
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…

111_tape338_PerryHicks_transcript_A.pdf
Perry Hicks talks about working in a cotton mill in western North Carolina in the early twentieth century. He was born in 1899 and began working at a young age because he dropped out of the six-month school he was attending. He explains the influence…

111_tape335_Mrs&MrAllenTownsend_transcript_A.pdf
Mr. and Mrs. Townsend talk about the Depression and how it affected their families. He explains: "It was just everything, you know, seemed different and a shortage of everything." Farmers were the ones who fared the best, because they didn't have to…

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_tape74_Mr&MrsJimGreer_1973_06_11M001.pdf
James Calvin Greer was born in Triplett, NC in 1908. Vera Greer was born in Caldwell County in 1913.

Mr. and Mrs. Greer both recall very hard childhoods and growing up in the Triplett area. Mr. Greer worked at the local sawmill during the Great…

111_tape71_CKNorris_undatedM001.pdf
C.K. Norris was born in 1891 in Meat Camp, North Carolina where he grew up on a farm.

Mr. Norris talks mostly about growing up on the farm, such as raising crops and livestock. His family would haul their produce to Lenior, Hickory, and Morganton…

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_tape73_William&ElizabethHartley_1973_06_11M001.pdf
Elizabeth Hartley was born in Arnold's Branch, North Carolina in 1900 and lived on a farm where her only job was to collect herbs and dig roots. William Hartley is the son of Elizabeth Hartley.

Mr. and Mrs. Hartley both talk about growing up and…

111_tape84_SamJones_1973_06_12M001.pdf
Sam Jones was born in Deep Gap, North Carolina around the early 1900s on a farm where he grew up. He worked at a sawmill.

Mr. Jones starts the interview talking about growing up on a farm. At this point his wife joins the interview, and they begin…

111_tape70_LeliaWatson_1973_06_09M001.pdf
Lelia Watson was born in Taylorsville, North Carolina on February 10, 1883.

Ms. Watson talks about growing up on a farm. She also discusses the Great Depression and the lifestyle changes it brought. She then recollects memories from her childhood…

111_tape78_WalterSouth_1973_06_12M001.pdf
Walter South was born in Watauga County, North Carolina in 1899 on a small farm.

Mr. South's interview is mostly about his childhood and his memories from when he was younger.He talks briefly about Tamarack's history and his grandfather being one…

111_tape46_NDShull_1973_03_27M001.pdf
N.D. Shull was born in Shull's Mills, North Carolina and worked as an engineer throughout his life. Mr. Shull and his wife were appointed Kentucky Colonels through the Kentucky governor.

Mr. Shull describes his childhood including topics such as…

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_tape56_DaveHodges_1973_04_04M001.pdf
Dave Hodges had many different careers throughout his life including working at a lumber factory and serving as justice of peace in Boone.

Mr. Hodges talks about religion and what church was like as a child in the early 1900s. He also explains the…

111_tape36_RobertGuy_1973_03_12M001.pdf
Robert Guy was born on December 25, 1918 in Marion, North Carolina. He attended school in Newland and continued is education at the Univeristy of Alabama and the University of North Carolina. Mr. Guy was also in the army and was realeased in…

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…

111_tape29-30_EdCuller_1973_02_12M001.pdf
The brief interview with Mr. Culler is mainly about the Great Depression and the Welfare Programs going on during that time.

111_tape37_MaryBurnham_1973_03_19M001.pdf
Mary Burnham was born in Avery County where she grew up and attended Mission School for her first nine years of education. She then went to boarding school called Hannamore Academy in Ragerstown, Maryland. Ms. Bornham continued her education at Hood…
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