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OH057 Irene Leneave Oral History

Irene Leneave Oral History

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

Series Number: OH057

Interviewee: Leneave, Irene

Interviewer: Jerry Herndon

Date interviewed: April 19, 1976

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: April 2, 2010

Description: 1 cassette tape - (60 minutes)

Abstract: Irene Leneave describes life in the Land Between the Lakes region of Kentucky, particularly the community of Golden Pond. She discusses her childhood in the Devil's Elbow, where her father managed a steamboat landing. She recalls her father's job as postmaster and the store she and her husband operated at Golden Pond. She reflects upon the Tennessee Valley Authority purchase of the Land Between the Lakes and the effects it had upon the populace of the region. She also mentions some activities of the Night Riders, the 1936 fire at Golden Pond and how local merchants received all their goods by steamboat.

Biographical / Historical note: Irene Leneave was a lifelong resident of the Land Between the Lakes region of Kentucky. She spent her early childhood at Devil's Elbow but later relocated to Golden Pond where she attended school, married and lived in the area.

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.

Tennessee Valley Authority

Golden Pond (Ky.) – History.

Devil's Elbow (Ky.)

Trigg County (Ky.)

Night Riders.

Research Notes: Abstract and index included with oral history.