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OH050 Frances Henry Oral History

Frances Henry Oral History

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

Series Number: OH050

Interviewee: Henry, Frances

Interviewer: Sammy Fisk

Date interviewed: February 24, 1977

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: March 12, 2010

Description: 1 sound disc and 1 cassette tape - identical recordings (1 hour, 6 minutes)

Abstract: Francis Henry discusses her experiences in Trigg County, Kentucky during the first half of the 20th Century. She describes her life on a family farm and social events in rural communities. She recalls the activities of the local churches such as baptisms, funerals, revivals; long sermons, homecoming, preachers working outside of the church, reactions to women wearing pants and church discipline. She mentions the bad reputation the region received regarding illicit whiskey distilling and the reaction of the people as being categorized as moonshiners.

Biographical / Historical note: Frances Henry was born in the Land Between the Lakes area and attended Trigg County, Kentucky schools until she was nineteen. She later moved to Cadiz, Kentucky. While residing in the Land Between the Lakes, she attended two different churches Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and Pleasant Hill Pentecostal Church.

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.

Trigg County (Ky.) – History.

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (Trigg County, Ky.)

Pleasant Hill Pentecostal Church (Trigg County, Ky.)

Distilling, Illicit – Kentucky – Trigg County.

Research Notes: Index and abstract included with oral history.