Interview with Alie Mortez, February 5, 1973

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Interview with Alie Mortez, February 5, 1973

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Arlie Earl Moretz was born on June 30, 1908 to Sion Gideon Moretz (b. January 16, 1880 d. October 29, 1950) and Virginia Dare Stanberry (b. March 16, 1883 d. February 2, 1970). He married Alice Myers Moretz (b. May 12, 1912 d. January 25, 1965) who was born in Crossville, Tennessee to the parents of Thomas Myers and Olive Dougherty. His great grandfather was one of the first settlers in Watauga County, having married twice he had 25 children. The Arlie Moretz family lived in the Meat Camp area of Watauga County. Arlie Moretz died on September 7, 1997 at the age of 89.

Mr. Moretz earned B.S. and M.A. degrees from Appalachian State, and professionally was both a minister and schoolteacher with 39 years of experience. During the interview he reflects on how education has changed from the time when he was a youth through his career as an educator, talks about attending and teaching in a one-room schoolhouse, personal reflection on education, and local politics.

Subject

Moretz, Arlie Earl--Interviews
Teachers--North Carolina--Watauga County--Interviews
Clergy--North Carolina--Watauga County--Interviews
Watauga County (N.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century

Creator

Moretz, Alie

Source

AC.111 Appalachian Oral History Project Records, 1965 - 1989

Date

5-Feb-73

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.

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MP3

Extent

4 pages

Language

English

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Sound

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Watauga County (N.C.)

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Moretz, Alie, “Interview with Alie Mortez, February 5, 1973,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 21, 2019, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/7285.