Interview with Maudie Tyra


  • Identifier2005 OH 021
  • Date10/5/2004
  • InterviewerDenton, Beckie
  • IntervieweeTyra, Maudie
  • DescriptionThis interview with Maudie Tyra is the second of a two part series. Interview topics include discussions over transportation (railroads), her home life while growing up, and the importance of mission work in the area. An extended conversation over the ways that the Dessie Scott Children's Home in Breathitt County helped shape her upbringing takes up a large portion of the interview.
  • LocationPowell County, KY
  • Duration0:50
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • Funding SourceThe Community Change in the Kentucky Foothills of Appalachia Project was funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


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