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OH034 Thomas Lee Askew Oral History

Thomas Lee Askew Oral History

Collection Title: West Kentucky History and Culture - Land Between the Lakes Series

Series Number: OH034

Interviewee: Askew, Thomas Lee

Interviewer: Jerry Herndon

Date interviewed: January 4, 1976

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: February 22, 2010

Description: 1 sound disc and 1 cassette tape - identical recordings (18 minutes)

Abstract: Thomas Lee Askew discusses the history of Stewart County, Tennessee. He describes northern troops occupying Dover, Tennessee during the Civil War, details on the activities of the Night Riders in southern Tennessee and the arrival of the Tennessee Valley Authority into Land Between the Lakes region. He also mentions farming methods and equipment used in the region and religious sects and churches in Tennessee.

Biographical / Historical note: The Askew family arrived in Stewart County, Tennessee in 1828 from North Carolina. Thomas Lee Askew was a resident of Land Between the Lakes near Model, Tennessee.

General information: No user access to original recordings. Use audio user copies, digital derivatives, transcripts, and/or tape indexes. This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission for reproduction must be requested from Murray State University.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Stewart County (Tenn.)

Dover (Tenn.)

Model (Tenn.)

Land Between The Lakes (Ky. and Tenn.) – History.

Tennessee – Religion.

Agriculture – Tennessee – Farms and farming.

Research Notes: Index and abstract included with oral history.