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Lost Cove, North Carolina: The life and death of a thriving community (1864–1957)


2007 2007

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This research examines the history and events that shaped the people and community of Lost Cove, an isolated Appalachian settlement. Chapter 1 surveys previous written and oral accounts of Lost Cove and the physical/cultural attributes of the community. Chapter 2 explores Lost Cove’s identity, name, and first settlers. Chapter 3 explores the community’s buildings and the families’ livelihood. Chapter 4 examines the effect that the CC & O Railway and the sawmills had on the community. Chapter 5 examines moonshine selling in Lost Cove. Chapter 6 reveals how the church and school acted as a gathering place and how sermons and funerals were conducted. Chapter 7 explains why Lost Cove became a ghost town. Much of the information in chapters 3 through 7 is based on oral history interviews that the author did with former residents of the cove.

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Subject
American history;
Folklore
Classification
0337: American history
0358: Folklore
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
Lost Cove, North Carolina: The life and death of a thriving community (1864–1957)
Author
Smith, Christy A.
Number of pages
70
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0069
Source
MAI 46/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549361107
Advisor
Lloyd, Tess
University/institution
East Tennessee State University
University location
United States -- Tennessee
Degree
M.A.L.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1450871
ProQuest document ID
304864017
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304864017
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