Interview with Sam Jones, June 12, 1973

Title

Interview with Sam Jones, June 12, 1973

Description

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 talking about berry-picking and produce. Mr. Jones also talks about working at the sawmill and the importance of the railroads in transportation. They both talk about their experiences with the Great Depression including topics of picking herbs, working, and church. Mr. and Mrs. Jones discuss the lack of doctors in the past and different home remedies they used. To end the conversation, the two recall the first time they saw a car and airplane.

Subject

Farm life--North Carolina--Watauga County--20th century
Watauga County (N.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Depression--1929--North Carolina--Watauga County
Sawmill workers--North Carolina--Watauga County
Mountain life--North Carolina--Watauga County--History--20th century--Anecdotes

Creator

McNeely, Mike
Jones, Sam

Date

6/12/1973

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

22 pages

Language

English

Type

document

Identifier

111_tape84_SamJones_1973_06_12M001

Spatial Coverage

Todd, NC

Scanned by

Wetmore, Dana

Equipment

Hp Scanjet 8200

Scan date

2014-02-24

Comments

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Citation

McNeely, Mike and Jones, Sam, “Interview with Sam Jones, June 12, 1973,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed December 11, 2018, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/34242.