Authors

Beulah McKeand

Interviewer

Robert Staley

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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.

Publication Date

Summer 7-28-1973

Keywords

Folk medicine, education, tobacco, food preservation and preparation, alcohol, family life in Wayne Co., WV

Disciplines

Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Appalachian Studies | Education | Oral History

Library of Congress Subjects

McKeand, Beulah -- Autobiography. Family -- West Virginia -- Oral histories. Rural schools -- West Virginia -- Oral histories.

Comments

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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Oral History Interview: Beulah McKeand

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