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December 1908: Kentucky

Elizabeth McCutchen Williams

in Appalachian Travels

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780813136448
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780813141404 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813136448.003.0004
December 1908: Kentucky

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Riding in creek beds, in bitter cold weather, often walking to keep warm, the Campbells spent the month of December traveling in Kentucky, collecting information and discussing the educational and spiritual needs of the populace. Living conditions in the region were often primitive, with little concern for sanitation-therefore much typhoid, tuberculosis, and eye infections. Christmas was spent at Hindman Settlement School, where Olive Campbell was charmed, hearing the “old-timey song-ballets or love-songs” for the first time.

Keywords: Ballads; Folk songs; Educational institutions; Living conditions; Medical conditions; Hindman Settlement School

Chapter.  14961 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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