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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. Born in rural Wayne County. Mrs. Tillie Watts was the first female Field Deputy Sheriff in West Virginia. Highlights of the interview include her childhood in rural Wayne County, the Great Depression, her work during World War II in food rationing and the sale of war bonds, the career of her husband Oscar Watts who was a state legislator and the first president of the Tri-State Airport, her wedding reception, Christmases in the country, and the day she learned to drive.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-228.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-228, Huntington, WV.