Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Grace Straughan

Date of Interview: 

Mon, 06/19/1978

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Subjects: 

Smallpox, American Civil War (1861-1865), Schools, Education, automobiles, farms, churches, teaching, telephones, electricty,

Call Number: 

1976OH47.2

Miss Straughan remembers her life and life style: recalls school days: tells family folklore of smallpox outbreak in a military camp after the battle of Vinegar Hill during the U. S. Civil War. Other topics discussed include her family and family home, Big Springs School, Big Springs Church, teaching, Red Mills School, market towns, Straughan farms, revivals, churches, Eagle Mills, first automobile, doctors, first telephone, first victrola, first electricity, Ray-O lamps, and first radio.

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