Larry K. Lane



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Edward C. Jackson was born on January 17, 1911, in Canfield, Braxton County, WV. In 1926, he moved to Fenwick, Nicholas County, WV, to pursue jobs in saw mills. In his interview, Mr. Jackson describes in great detail the design and structure of the log home he lived in as a child. He focuses on growing up on a farm and places emphasis on the type of work he did and food preparation and preservation. Mr. Jackson also discusses the tight-knit community in which he was raised. In the audio clip provided, Mr. Jackson discusses working in the lumber industry. He compares and contrasts manual and mechanical timber work. During his interview, Mr. Jackson also discusses the Ku Klux Klan organization on Birch Creek in the 1920s. He also provides commentary on the differences of life when he grew up and life in the 1970s.

Publication Date

Summer 6-23-1974




Farming, food preparation, food preservation, 1918 influenza epidemic, fishing, religion, transportation, education, farm life, Ku Klux Klan


Agriculture | Appalachian Studies | Education | Labor History | Nutrition | Oral History | Organization Development | United States History | Viruses

Library of Congress Subjects

Jackson, Edward, 1911- -- Autobiography. Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863 -- Oral histories. Farm life -- West Virginia -- Oral histories. Rural schools -- West Virginia -- Oral histories. Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) -- West Virginia -- Oral Histories. Rural churches -- West Virginia -- Oral histories.


Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-124. This interview was conducted by Larry K. Lane. MDS exhibit prepared by Jennifer Gehringer, August, 2014.


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Oral History Interview: Edward C. Jackson