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OH197 Buel Edwards Oral History

Buel Edwards Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – Kentucky Dam Project

Series Number: OH197

Interviewee: Edwards, Henry Buel

Interviewer: Miller, Chamonie S.

Date interviewed: November 14, 1995

Processed by: Processed by Benjamin J. Drake in December 2012.

Date processed: December 10, 2012

Description: 1 sound disc (45 minutes)

Abstract: Buel Edwards of Marshall County, Kentucky describes his experiences as a messenger boy working for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) during the construction of the Kentucky Dam. He discusses the social, economic and environmental impact of the TVA on Marshall County, Kentucky before, during and after the construction of the dam. Edwards examines the construction of the dam in detail. The interview concludes with Buell Edwards’ wife discussing family and local history and the preservation of artifacts from the era before the dam.

Biographical / Historical note: Henry Buel Edwards was born on March 21, 1921 in Marshall County, Kentucky. In 1941, he began working for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on the construction of the Kentucky Dam. He worked for the TVA for two years before being drafted into the United States Army. After the Second World War, he attended Murray State College (presently Murray State University) and later served as an environmentalist for the Marshall County Health Department. He died on February 27, 2004.

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:

Edwards, Henry Buel, 1921–2004

Kentucky Dam (Ky.)

Tennessee Valley Authority.

Dams – Kentucky.

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

Marshall County (Ky.)