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OH067 Beulah Ryan Oral History

Beulah Ryan Oral History (2)

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

Series Number: OH067

Interviewee: Ryan, Beulah, 1893-

Interviewer: David Sullivan

Date interviewed: July 2, 1976 and July 7, 1976

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: May 10, 2010

Description: 4 compact discs and 2 cassette tapes, identical recordings (3 hours, 36 minutes)

Abstract: Beulah Ryan discusses her experiences in the Land Between the Lakes region of Kentucky from the turn of the century to the latter part of the 20th Century. She describes in detail various aspects of life on a rural Kentucky farm, area churches and religious events. Ryan also recalls stories told to her regarding the Civil War, the Night Riders, the making of illegal whiskey and food production and preservation in the Land Between the Lakes area.

Biographical / Historical note: Beulah Ryan was born in 1893 on a farm near the Cumberland River. Her family relocated to the Land Between the Lakes region in 1904. She resided at Golden Pond until her marriage in 1912. She was a member of the Golden Pond Baptist Church, which her father helped found in 1905. Ryan was an active member of the church where she was a Sunday school teacher and played the piano during services.

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:

Ryan, Beulah, 1893-

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

Golden Pond (Ky.) –History.

Trigg County (Ky.) – History.

Night Riders.

Distilling, Illicit – Kentucky.

Country life – Kentucky.

Agriculture – Kentucky – Farms and farming.

Baptists – Kentucky – Trigg County.

Golden Pond Baptist Church (Golden Pond, Ky.)

Research Notes: Abstract and index included with oral history.