Interview with Ninnie Shepherd, April 5, 1979
Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project
Interview SummaryNinnie Shepherd was born on Poll's Creek in 1907. After completing the sixth grade, she worked on the family farm and traveled to Hazard with her father to peddle various farm products. Shepherd discusses stock driving, the 1918 flu epidemic, "granny women" and "herb doctors," and the coming of electricity in the 1940s. She also comments upon the work of the FNS and its contributions to the local area.
Interview Keyword"Granny women" "Herb doctors" Contributions Depressions--1929--Kentucky Doctors Electricity 1940s Family farms Farm products Flu epidemic 1918 Great Depression Hazard (Ky.) Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 Kentucky--Politics and government Livestock Poll's Creek 1907 Polls Creek Rural education World War, 1914-1918 World War, 1939-1945
Interview LC SubjectAppalachian Region--Religion Childbirth Childhood Chores Community Country life Education--Kentucky Families. Family histories. Farm life--Appalachian Region Frontier Nursing Service, Inc. Genealogy--Appalachian Region Leslie County (Ky.) Medical care--Appalachian Region Medical care--Kentucky Medicine, Rural Recreation Rural children Rural churches Rural conditions Rural health services Rural health--Kentucky Rural schools--Kentucky Subsistence farming Traditional farming--Kentucky Traditional medicine
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Shepherd, Ninnie Interview by Sadie W. Stidham. 05 Apr. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Shepherd, N. (1979, April 05). Interview by S. W. Stidham. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Shepherd, Ninnie, interview by Sadie W. Stidham. April 05, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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