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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Darhyl Boone, December 5, 2000. Interview K-0246. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Telephone lines damage the visiting tradition

Boone claims that telephone lines brought significant change to Mars Hill, because residents could pick up the phone rather than visiting face-to-face. To Boone, personal contact, or "visiting," is an essential part of rural life.

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Oral History Interview with Darhyl Boone, December 5, 2000. Interview K-0246. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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