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OH037 George Bleidt Oral History

George Bleidt Oral History

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

Series Number: OH037

Interviewee: Bleidt, George, 1911-

Interviewer: Jerry A. Herndon

Date interviewed: June 22, 1979

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: February 24, 2010

Description: 2 sound discs (1 hour, 43 minutes)

Abstract: George Bleidt was the postmaster and funeral director for the city of Golden Pond, Kentucky. He discusses how the Tennessee Valley Authority was founded and how it affected the life of the people along the Cumberland and Tennessee Valleys. He describes the positive and negative effects of the Tennessee Valley Authority and how the people of the region received the idea of a wildlife refuge in what is now known as the Land Between the Lakes.

Biographical / Historical note: George Bleidt was born in Land Between the Lakes region of Kentucky in 1911. He resided near what was Bleidt, Kentucky prior to the purchase of the Land Between the Lakes. Bleidt attended school at Cumberland, Kentucky and later attended high school in Cadiz, Kentucky. He later worked for the United States Geological Survey in Western Kentucky.

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:

Tennessee Valley Authority

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

Golden Pond (Ky.)

Cumberland (Ky.)

Bleidt (Ky.)