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OH036 M. W. Blane Oral History

M. W. Blane Oral History

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

Series Number: OH036

Interviewee: Blane M.W., 1901-

Interviewer: Jerry Herndon

Date interviewed: August 27, 1976

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: February 23, 2010

Description: 1 cassette (1 Hour, 30 Minutes)

Abstract: M. W. Blane discusses his experiences living on the Land Between the Lakes in Stewart County, Tennessee. He mentions farming in the region and how the community gathered to harvest crops. He recalls bootleggers, hunting, fishing, cutting timber, gathering ginseng and other roots native to the area. He also reflects on how the people felt about the Tennessee Valley Authority purchasing their land and how it affected him personally.

Biographical / Historical note: M. W. Blane was a resident of Murray, Kentucky and was born in Stewart County, Tennessee on May 7, 1901. He lived in Akron, Ohio and worked for the Goodyear plant for seven years. He later relocated to Sanger, Texas to harvest wheat. He returned to Model, Tennessee, where remained until his farm was purchased by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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:

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

Model (Tenn.)

Stewart County (Tenn.)/p>

Akron (Ohio)

Sanger (Tex.)

Kentucky – Agriculture – Farms and farming.

Research Notes: Abstract and index included with oral history