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Ashe County Oral History

Collection of interviews with notable Ashe County residents

Jeannie Walters was born in Jefferson and spent much of her life serving as a midwife. In this interview she recalls the practices of midwifery.

Part 1

0:00 Early schooling

4:20 Early farming / Denny Mill

7:30 Midwife / medical work

19:00 Farming

23:30 Food preservation

26:00 Life in West Virginia


Part 2

0:00 Early farming

4:45 Church attendance

6:00 Corn shucking

7:50 Holidays