Interview with Maudie Tyra


  • Identifier: 2005 OH 019
  • Date: 9/27/2004
  • Interviewer: Denton, Beckie
  • Interviewee: Tyra, Maudie
  • Description: Maudie Tyra discusses her upbringing in Breathitt County. Tyra comments extensively on her childhood and how losing her mother at a young age presented many challenges. Other interview topics include discussions about demographic change in the foothills of Appalachia through time, home remedies, railroads, neighborliness, and her WWII work in "big city" factories. In general, Tyra concludes that credit cards, drugs, and anonymity in the community have negatively impacted the region. The interview is the first of a two part series.
  • Location: Powell County, KY
  • Duration: 0:40
  • Time Summary:
  • Restrictions: no
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
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  • Funding Source: The Community Change in the Kentucky Foothills of Appalachia Project was funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


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