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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 >>

Fear that the I-26 corridor will displace mountain residents

Plemmons discusses the kinds of changes the I-26 corridor might force on Madison County. Plemmons believes that the kind of connectivity that road-building brings means that loyal company men will have to be replaced with flexible and clever workers, ready to adapt to sudden changes in local economies and violent movements in the business world. He hopes that "mountain ingenuity" will keep Madison County residents afloat during trying times.

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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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