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Beulah McKeand grew up in the Ceredo-Kenova area of West Virginia. During her interview, she focuses on her childhood experiences and family history. She discusses working at Abbotts, a store in Huntington, West Virginia. She also focuses on folk medicine, specifically uses for yellow root and ginseng. In the audio clip provided, Mrs. McKeand discusses growing ginseng and the market value for the plant.
Folk medicine, education, tobacco, food preservation and preparation, alcohol, family life in Wayne Co., WV
Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Appalachian Studies | Education | Oral History
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-59. This interview was conducted by Robert Staley. MDS exhibit prepared by Jennifer Gehringer, November, 2014.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-59, Huntington, WV.