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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Richard Lee Hoffman, November 8, 2000. Interview K-0505. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

A sense of place in Madison County

Hoffman describes the sense of place that Madison County gives him. He values the history and the community ties—growing up in Madison County, knowing his neighbors, and caring for the land make him feel at home and drew him back to the area after living for a short time in Washington, D.C. He reveals that some members of the Madison County community seem to worry that new residents are damaging their sense of place, and he sees the older residents as an untapped reservoir of political influence.

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Oral History Interview with Richard Lee Hoffman, November 8, 2000. Interview K-0505. 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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