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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 >>

Growth brings the degeneration of rural values

Boone remembers roaming the Mars Hill area picking blackberries. Now, he says, landowners won't let others on their property, possibly because trespassers had started abusing the land. Boone sees a dual degeneration of rural values: wanderers have lost their respect for the land and owners have lost their hospitality.

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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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