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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 community of Boone including the history and the differences in the years passed. Mr. Hodges explains the reaction of the community to new inventions like the car and the telephone. He also talks about local traditions such as home remedies, carving and wood cutting, and dating. To end the interview, he discusses his memories of the Great Depression and the effect it had on the community.

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This diary includes entries from December 9, 1919 through February 4, 1920. In each entry, he included information about what was happening in the church and in the community. He wrote about his daily work at Appalachian Training School and his students. Many entries include comments about the weather for that day. Familiar places named in this diary include Beaver Dam, Cove Creek, Mabel, and Boone.

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