Collection Title: West Kentucky History and Culture – Land Between the Lakes Series
Series Number: OH076
Interviewee: Wilson, Lucil
Interviewer: David Sullivan
Date interviewed: July 2, 1976
Processed by: Sheree Wise
Date processed: May 10, 2010
Description: 1 Compact disk and 2 cassette tapes identical recordings (34 minutes)
Abstract: Lucil Wilson discusses the educational system in the Land Between the Lakes region in Kentucky at both the elementary and secondary levels. She describes attending a one room school as a child and compares that experience with other educational institutions throughout her teaching career. She recalls the schools at Cadiz, Kentucky and the qualification requirements needed for a teachers’ certificate in the early 1940s. She reflects upon her school work and activities, along with her goals and responsibilities as an educator. Wilson concludes by describing her husband’s general store, purchasing store items on credit, bartering and local hucksters.
Biographical/Historical note: Lucil Wilson was born on a farm near Eddyville, Kentucky in 1928. She was raised in the Bethlehem community and attended the Wake School and later Eddyville High School. Upon graduation she began teaching at the Wake School and then at Golden Pond, Kentucky.
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Land Between the Lakes (Ky. and Tenn.) – History.
Education, Rural – Kentucky – Trigg County.
Teachers – Kentucky – Trigg County
General stores – Kentucky – Trigg County.
Golden Pond (Ky.) – History.
Lyon County (Ky.) – History.
Trigg County (Ky.) – History.
Research Notes: Abstract and index included with oral history.