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Interview done as part of an oral history project for Surry County Historical Society. Father was from Pennsylvania and she discusses how her family having Northern connections made them outsiders in the Mount Airy community. Minich, who is a white woman, discusses growing up in Mount Airy, including having black people as servants in the household, getting switched for misbehaving, going to school and church. Minich attended the North Carolina College for Women (now UNC-Greensboro) and graduated in 1924. After college she was a teacher in High Point and later Mount Airy. Notes being a teacher her job was protected better than many during the Depression.

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