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OH065 Euen Newton Oral History

Euen Newton Oral History

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

Series Number: OH065

Interviewee: Newton, Euen

Interviewer: Jerry Herndon

Date interviewed: September 21, 1975

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: April 12, 2010

Description: 1 compact disc (74 minutes)

Abstract: Euen Newton discusses living on a farm in the Land Between the Lakes region of Kentucky during the early half of the 20th Century. She describes the different houses she resided at and the farm animals her family owned. Newton offers recollections on local communities, farming and stories told to her about the Civil War, the Night Riders, and the Klu Klux Klan. She mentions the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Corps of Engineers and the influence of other government agencies on the region. She also tells of an incident where a black youth was killed by a mob.

Biographical / Historical note: Euen Newton was a resident of the Land Between the Lakes region of Kentucky for over 80 years. Her family lived in the area for over 100 years.

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:

Newton, Euen

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

Night Riders.

Tennessee Valley Authority.

Agriculture – Kentucky – Farms and farming.