Interview with Opal Shouse, June 22, 1992

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Shouse, a farmer living in Kentucky, begins the interview by giving an overview of her childhood in rural Illinois. Her siblings, parents, and grandparents are the primary topics of discussion. Dynamics of her childhood farm are also examined in detail. Shouse's educational path is described, along with her grandfather's fondness for home remedies. Shouse then chronicles her life after high school, including a move to Cincinnati, where she subsequently met her husband. Then, Shouse gives a comparison of Cane Creek when she first moved there to the present. The daily operations of Shouse's Cane Creek farm are investigated. Farms in Illinois are contrasted with those in Kentucky as well. Lastly, the social scene in and around Cane Creek is considered.

Interview Accession

1992oh216_ff241

Interviewee Name

Opal Shouse

Interviewer Name

David Rotenizer

Interview Date

1992-06-22

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Shouse, Opal Interview by David Rotenizer. 22 Jun. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Shouse, O. (1992, June 22). Interview by D. Rotenizer. Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Shouse, Opal, interview by David Rotenizer. June 22, 1992, Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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