I arranged this version of Big Rock Candy Mountain for my advanced and intermediate strings students during the 2011-2012 school year. By coincidence we only had violins in that group. The arrangement does several things. First, it can be done in the simplest form, where it uses the D and A strings exclusively (except one low B). Second, it can be done almost entirely on the E string using the upper split part. Third, it can be done as both octaves combined, especially if you have some players who are more advanced than others within the same group. The arrangement also deals with repeats and second endings. It lasts about 1:20 at our final performance tempo, yours may vary.
Download is a ZIP file, final file format is PDF, and includes both a divisi part and a single part for the lower octave only.