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.
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Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Ryan, Beulah, 1893-
Land Between the Lakes (Ky. and Tenn.) – History.
Golden Pond (Ky.) –History.
Trigg County (Ky.) – History.
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.