• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

Mountain Residents

Myrtle Reynolds and others.

Myrtle Reynolds and others.

NPS Photo

"Miriam M. Sizer: Patroness or Patronizing"
by Reed Engle, Cultural Resource Specialist
from the Resource Management Newsletter, July 1996

"Thoughts on Whiskey"
by Reed Engle, Cultural Resource Specialist
from the Resource Management Newsletter, April 1996

"Survey of Rural Mountain Settlement"
by Audrey J. Horning, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

When Past is Present :
Archaeology of the Displaced in Shenandoah National Park

by Audrey J. Horning,
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation/ The Queen's University of Belfast

 

Did You Know?

Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover sitting on the porch of the Brown House at Rapidan Camp in Shenandoah National Park.

In 1928, wanting to escape the heat and humidity of summers in Washington, D.C., Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover began looking for a "summer place" within a day's drive of the city. The Hoovers acquired land within the proposed Shenandoah National Park and built Rapidan Camp, their summer White House.