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Title "Only In Fincastle"
Catalog Number 2009.1.262
Object Name Essay
Scope & Content An essay submitted to Dr. Frank O'Brien of the Humanities Department of Hollins College, Hollins, Virginia by Donna G. Johnson. In this essay the author captures the culture of Fincastle through stories of its "happenings and memorable residents."
Subjects Dueling
Ghost
Town life
Traditions
Social life
Social life & customs
Negroes
Alleys
African Americans
Black Americans
City & town life
Horses
Hotel porters
Hotels
Search Terms Mineral Springs
Big Spring
Jockey Alley
Hayth Hotel
Housman's Store
First Baptist Church
Camp Bandana
Woods-Breckinridge Affair
Junior Citizens of Fincastle
Jones Hollow
Bell Ringing in Fincastle
Skunk Gang
Fincastle History
People Powell, Donna G. Johnson
O'Brien, Dr. Frank
Mitchell, Landon
Waid, Fulton Tompkins
Wilson, Janelle and Sam
Johnson, Dreama Waid
Waid, Robert Archer
Christian, Israel
Allen, Pat and Jack
Holt, Geroge
Hickok, Caroline
Austin, Julia
Thompson, Hazeltine
Welch, "Uncle" Charlie
Welch, Booker
Welch, Bunch
Camden, Ed
Braxton, Cary
Fore, "Uncle" Bill
Nelson, Heister
Brown, George
Sanders, Sarah
Camper, "Aunt" Annie
Riddlebarger, Mr.
Fagan, Al
Manspile, Gruder
Brugh, Anne
Wymer, John
Woodson Family
Lam, Jack
Peck, Taylor
Walker, John
Wagner, George
Cousin Ed
Guy, Frank
Edna
Slicer, Lavela
Slicer, Herndon
Mabry, Preacher
Breckinridge, Dr. William Norwood
Figgatt, Jim
Slusser, Lu
Date 1974/07/21
Collection Dorothy S. Kessler Collection
Copyright Permission granted by the author