Though there are more automobiles than harvesters on the roads these days, folks in Wythe County, Virginia, keep their memories and traditions preserved in these conversations with the local twentieth-century farmers who spent their entire lives working this land. Visit with James Kegley, a fourth-generation farmer discussing his family's cattle and poultry drives to the train in Wytheville, and Agnes Eades as she shares stories about the night before butchering day for the hogs; join Fred Etter as he remembers the first tractor he ever saw and June Huffard as she talks about her dairy farm. Picture the days when starting the plow meant cracking the whip and Wythe County was the "Cabbage Capital of the World."
About the Author
Linda Logan is the Coordinator of Education with the Town of Wytheville Historic Department of Museums. Over the past decade, she has taught English at Northern Virginia Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, and Wytheville Community College. In 2004, she spearheaded the Wytheville Oral History Project, which led to a spinoff publication funded by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities on the county's catastrophic polio epidemic of 1950 (now in its second printing). She is a resident of Wytheville, Virginia.