Oral Histories - Ohio River Portrait
FA 656 OH0009LA Eldon Chambers 2.mp3
History -- Land Between the Lakes (Kentucky - Tennessee)
Native Americans -- Kentucky
Rivers -- Tennessee
Folklore -- Land Between the Lakes (Kentucky - Tennessee)
Tape 1, side 2 of 2, Mr Chambers tells stories and describes events from his life in Western Kentucky. Also discusses folklore and a number of expressions such as "turn they're toes up."
Western Kentucky University
Linda Kinsey Adams
Ohio River Folk Life Project
Permission must be obtained from Western Kentucky University, Manuscripts and Folklife Archives, prior to reuse of these recordings
Eldon R. Chambers was born June 19, 1915 to Bernie L. Chambers and Alpha Ingram Chambers in Trigg County, KY. He was married to Irene Marie Newton Chambers. Mr. Chambers lived the majority of his early life in the area now known as the Land Between the Lakes, before living out the rest of his life in West Paducah, KY. He passed away on November 30, 1998 and is burried in Birmingham Cemetery, Briensburg, Marshall County, KY.