Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project - Lifestyles
Series Number: OH117
Interviewee: Maxwell, Opal
Interviewer: Peyton, Bill
Date interviewed: November 14, 1979
Processed by: Tara Marcum
Date processed: June 27, 2011
Description: 1 sound disc (34 minutes)
Abstract: Opal Maxwell discusses her childhood in Paducah, Kentucky. She describes the process of growing tobacco, working the fields and daily chores. She explains the process of smoking sausage, making applesauce and other country dishes. She also recalls attending church and school in the same building, that being the England School.
Biographical / Historical note: Opal Maxwell was a lifelong resident of Paducah, Kentucky. Her father operated a farm and grew tobacco. She married at age nineteen without her parents consent. Her husband was a sharecropper that farmed and raised cows.
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