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OH059 Floy Miller Oral History

Floy Miller Oral History

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

Series Number: OH059

Interviewee: Miller, Floy, 1895-

Interviewer: David Sullivan

Date interviewed: June 29, 1976

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: April 5, 2010

Description: 1 compact disc and 1 cassette tape - (43 minutes)

Abstract: Floy Miller, who was a resident of the Land Between the Lakes region of Kentucky for over twenty-six years, discusses her experiences during the early part of the 20th Century. She describes former residents of Golden Pond and their occupations, the problems associated with transportation and communication in the region and significant incidents that affected her life. She also mentions the river boats, local churches and the general stores.

Biographical / Historical note: Floy Miller was born in 1895 near Golden Pond, Kentucky. Miller grew up on her father’s farm and attended public schools at Golden Pond and Fenton. She later studied at Bowling Green State Teachers College. After receiving her teaching certificate in 1915, she taught at the Pleasant Valley School in Livingston County. In 1921, Miller decided to quit teaching and relocated outside of the Land Between the Lakes region. She briefly reflects on the Night Rider raids of 1907 and 1908.

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:

Miller, Floy, 1895-

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

Golden Pond (Ky.)

Fenton (Ky.)

Trigg County (Ky.) – History.

Pleasant Valley School (Livingston County, Ky.)

Schools – Kentucky – Livingston County.

Research Notes: Abstract and index included with oral history.