ENP: 2.4.2: Shenandoah History: Part 2
06/12/2017This is the second of 2 parts on Shenandoah’s History, which will end our series on Shenandoah National Park. We hear from 3 historians: Sara Gregg from the University of Kansas focuses on land use policy. Katrina Powell at Virginia Tech researched letters written by families displaced due to the parks creation. Audrey Horning is an Anthropology and Archeology Professor at William and Mary in Virginia. She conducted a multi-year Survey of Rural Mountain Settlements in the Virginia Blue Ridge from 1995-1998.
In Part 2 we hear about the CCC’s role in the development of the park (1:36), FDR’s visit to the CCC camps (5:12), signs of cultural history in the park (8:08), Audrey Horning’s archeological survey of 3 mountain settlements (13:04), the tragic fires of 2000 (31:57), and finally hikes and tips on how and where to see evidence of Shenandoah’s cultural history (35:26).