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OH080 Rube Davis Oral History

Rube Davis Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – Night Riders

Series Number: OH080

Interviewee: Davis, Rube

Interviewer: Susan Jones

Date interviewed: April 3, 1973

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: July 15, 2010

Description: 1 sound disc (19 minutes)

Abstract: Rube Davis discusses the activities of the Night Riders in Marshall and Calloway counties in Kentucky during the first decade of the 20th Century. He recalls an incident when he was shot at by a Night Rider. Davis also discusses methods used by Night Riders to prevent the sale of tobacco to the American Tobacco Company.

Biographical / Historical note: Rube Davis was a resident of Calloway County, Kentucky.

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:

Davis, Rube

Calloway County (Ky.) – History.

Marshall County (Ky.) – History.

Night Riders.

Research Notes: Abstract and index included with oral history.