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Benny Arrington interview, 2000-11-29


Scope and Contents

Interviewee Arrington, Benny

Interviewer Michele Glover

Date of interview November 29, 2000

Location Waynesville, North Carolina (Barber Orchard Store)

Signed release form Yes

Title of Project Western Carolina Oral History Project-Appalachian agriculture

Subject of interview Haywood County agriculture-Apple production-Barber Orchard

Transcript Yes

Number Transcript page(s) 12

Number of Tapes (1) 90 minute audio cassette

Duplicate Tape(s) None

Accompanying materials WNC Oral History Project Interview Information Sheet, Interview questions, (24 pages) website “An Introduction to Insecticides” Http://

Scope and content:

Mr. Arrington’s family has owned and operated the apple orchard originally known as Pinnacle Mountain (now called Barber Orchard) for several generations. The interview provides information on the history and daily operations of both the Arrington family’s original Pinnacle Mountain orchard and the 500 acre Barber orchard—later purchased by the Arrington family. During the interview Mr. Arrington talks, at some depth about traditional and modern techniques and technology used in the production and harvest of apples.


  • 2000-11-29



From the Collection: 3 Linear Feet

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Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Cullowhee United States