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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Jerry Plemmons, November 10, 2000. Interview K-0506. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Older residents can pass their knowledge to newer ones

Plemmons describes one of the positive results of immigration to rural areas: the opportunity for older residents to offer advice to newcomers. Most college degrees do not confer understanding of planting cycles, and longtime residents can develop a relationship with new blood by sharing their knowledge. This strategy might be one way to prevent or delay a loss of community cohesion.

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Oral History Interview with Jerry Plemmons, November 10, 2000. Interview K-0506. 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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