Interview with Mary Geneva Chambers, June 11, 1992

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

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Geneva Chambers talks about her family and their history in the Cane Creek area of Powell County, Kentucky. She talks about the line of inheritance of her family's land. She talks about her responsibilities on the family farm, and her outside employment as a postal worker for 28 years. She describes the house she grew up in and the additions her father constructed over the years. She talks in detail about the types of food her family raised, how they preserved their food, and other places they occasionally bought food. She talks about the sharecroppers that worked on her father's farm; the crops he grew and where he sold them; the animals he raised; and cutting timber. Chambers talks about the types of recreation available on Cane Creek during her childhood, including dances, spelling bees, and childhood games. She talks about the distance to the nearest doctor, and talks about various home remedies and the ailments they were used for. She talks about how Cane Creek was affected by World War I, including rationing and school closings.

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1992oh208_ff237

Interviewee Name

Mary Geneva Chambers

Interviewer Name

Thomas A. Arcury

Interview Date

1992-06-11

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Chambers, Mary Geneva Interview by Thomas A. Arcury. 11 Jun. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Chambers, M.G. (1992, June 11). Interview by T. A. Arcury. Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Chambers, Mary Geneva, interview by Thomas A. Arcury. June 11, 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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