Interview with Sophia Couch, August 22, 1978

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Sophia Couch was born in l889 on Short Creek in Leslie County. She relates her grandfather's encounter with Native Americans in Harlan and her grandmother's experiences with wolves and a panther. Couch describes the log home of her grandparents and indicates that her grandmother baked in the fireplace without a stove. When Couch was very young, there were no churches in the area, and she did not know what a church was. She recalls dances with banjo music and also tells two "haint" tales or ghost stories associated with people she has known. Couch's husband helped to build Wendover in the 1920s.

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1978oh154_fns014

Interviewee Name

Sophia Couch

Interviewer Name

Dale Deaton

Interview Date

1978-08-22

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Couch, Sophia Interview by Dale Deaton. 22 Aug. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Couch, S. (1978, August 22). Interview by D. Deaton. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Couch, Sophia, interview by Dale Deaton. August 22, 1978, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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