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OH046 Ina Mae Franklin Oral History

Ina Mae Franklin Oral History

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

Series Number: OH046

Interviewee: Franklin, Ina Mae

Interviewer: Margaret Hopkins

Date interviewed: October 1, 1976

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: March 9, 2010

Description: 1 sound disc and 1 cassette tape - identical recordings (9 minutes)

Abstract: Ina Mae Franklin discusses social, educational and occupational patterns in the Land Between the Lakes region of Stewart County, Tennessee. She also discusses home crafts, farm chores and the role of the church in community affairs. Franklin describes rivalries among Methodist churches, quarterly conferences and other social functions at which adults and young people could mingle. She mentions box suppers, pie suppers, popcorn ball parties and molasses candy pulling. She outlines the details of her education in the local schools and in Dover High School She also discusses the Fort Henry School and the Fort Henry Community.

Biographical / Historical note: Ina Mae Franklin was born in Lost Creek and resided her entire life in Stewart County, Tennessee. Franklin's forebears included a Methodist minister, tobacco farmers and an operator of a local grocery store. Her father was a farmer and a butcher and her mother operated a tomato canning business.

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 University.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

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

Fort Henry (Tenn.)

Stewart County (Tenn.)

Lost Creek (Tenn.)

Dover (Tenn.)

Methodists – Tennessee – Stewart County.

Country life – Tennessee.

Research Notes: Index and abstract included with oral history. The cassette and sound disk have poor audio quality with the sound disk only including less than half of the interview.