Interview with Dudley Posey
The Travelers (often referred to as “Gypsies”) are descendants of the Irish subculture of itinerant Irish men and women who emigrated from Ireland to the northern U.S. after the famine of 1840 and then migrated to the southeastern U.S. They settled in Aiken County, South Carolina in 1963. Interviewees include Peter Carroll, a Traveler who talks about the Traveler’s history, lifestyle and hopes for their children’s future, Joanne H. Spring, a newspaper reporter from North Augusta, who wrote about the Travelers, Mim Woodring of' the Aiken County Council, and Dudley Posey, a funeral director who describes burial practices of the Travelers.
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Village of Murphy’s Travelers
Posey, Dudley, "Interview with Dudley Posey" (1984). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 334.
LC Subject Headings
Irish Travellers (Nomadic people) -- South Carolina -- Aiken County -- History, Irish Travellers (Nomadic people) -- Social life and customs, Funeral rites and ceremonies