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Leslie County StatisticsKentucky PostSecondary Education Profile (CPE) .PDF file

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Frontier Nursing Service Photos
Hospital Hill, off Hickory St.
Hyden, KY
Architecture: NA
McIntosh, Roderick, Farm Photos
S of Dry Hill--McIntosh Rd. on confluence of McIntosh and
Cutshin Crs.
Dryhill vicinity, KY
Architecture: Split-log Cabin

Shell, John, Cabin Photos
S of Chappell on SR 2005
Chappell vicinity, KY
Architecture: Split-log Cabin

Wendover Photos
S of Hyden off KY 80
Hyden vicinity, KY
Architecture: Log Cabin

Wooton Presbyterian Center
KY 80
Wooton, KY
Architecture: NA

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Edna Brashear PaceEdna Pace Studios
Leslie County Kentucky Dining-Shopping
640 Thousandsticks Road, Hyden, KY 41749
Acrylics, pen and ink, paintings

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District Web Page

Hayes Lewis Elementary Arts and Humanities teacher, Jessica Maggard

Hyden Elementary Arts and Humanities teacher, Linda Johnson

Stinnett Elementary W.B. Muncy Elementary

Leslie County Middle School Art teacher, Connie Adams

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Hills ‘n’ Holler Quilt Guild

Redbud Arts and Crafts Council

UK Leslie County Cooperative Extension OfficePrograms

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Mountain Herb Festival Hyden, KY
Craft vendor opportunities

Memory Lane Studio 606-672-3950
10 Eagle Ln., Hyden, KY 41749
Faye’s Flowers P.O. Box 187, Hyden, KY 41749
Florist, also sells Handmade baskets, quilts, purses   

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Leslie County, KY Leslie County KentuckyOral Histories back to top

Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture
Compiled by: Gregory Jenkins, Joseph C. Hickerson, and Ann C. Taft
Series Editor: Ann Hoog
Revised: December 2010

AFC 1937/001: Alan Lomax and Elizabeth Lomax Kentucky Collection Two hundred and twenty-eight 12-inch discs of songs and instrumentals recorded in eastern Kentucky by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax, September and October 1937. Includes performances by Boyd Asher of Hyden, Nora Bagley of Pine Mountain, Maynard Britton of Big Creek, Bill Bundy of Manchester, Tilman Cadle of Pineville, George Davis of Hazard, Jack Garland of Arjay, Jim Garland of Pineville, Munroe Gavedon of West Liberty, Mrs. Nell Hampton of Salyersville, Theophilus G. Hoskins of Hyden, James Howard of Harlan, J. M. Mullins of West Liberty, Mrs. Liza Pace of Hyden, W. M. Stepp of Salyersville, Luther Strong of Hazard, G. D. Vowell of Harlan, Clay Walters of Salyersville, and Walter Williams of Salyersville. (includes AFS 1374-1601) (32 hours; tape copy on LWO 4872 reels 101A-117A) [catalog record]

A collection of field recordings made on Presto discs by Alan Lomax and his wife Elizabeth Lomax in eastern Kentucky in September and October 1937 for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress. The collection includes folk songs, ballads, hymns, camp meeting songs, union songs, coal miners' songs, blues, children's songs, stories; banjo, harmonica, guitar, and dulcimer music; and a large number of fiddle tunes.

AFC 1960/006: John Cohen Folk Music of Kentucky Collectio Two 10-inch tapes of songs, instrumentals, and a church service recorded in Kentucky by John Cohen, 1958. Includes performances by Willie Chapman of Lothair, Bill Cornett of Hindman, James Crase of Bear Branch, George Davis of Hazard, Corbett Grigsby of Hazard, Martha Hall of Mason's Creek, Roscoe Holcomb of Daisy, Lee Sexton of Ulvah, Mr. and Mrs. John Sams of Combs, Marion Sumner of Hazard, and Martin Young of Hazard. (includes AFS 11,710-11,711) (3 hours; LWO 2857- 2858) [catalog record]

Summary: Field recordings of songs and instrumentals recorded in homes at various locations in Kentucky, and an a old-time Baptist church service in Jeff, Kentucky, with preacher Sam Combs, recorded by John Cohen, 1958. Manuscripts include lists of song titles and 1 item of correspondence to John Cohen from the Library of Congress, 1959.

AFC 1965/015: Daisy Valentine RecordingsOne 7-inch tape of 12 songs sung by Mrs. Daisy Valentine (Hammerman), with guitar and piano accompaniment. Valentine is originally of Harlan, Kentucky and learned these songs from her father who was from Leslie County, Kentucky. Recorded by the singer, February 1965. The collection includes a two pages of a song list and notes. (includes AFS 12,343) (1 hour; LWO 4608) [catalog record]

Summary: Folk songs, children's songs, and yodeling performed by Mrs. Daisy Valentine (Hammerman) originally from Harlan, Kentucky. Mrs. Valentine moved to Washington, D. C. in 1933.

AFC 1972/025: Peter R. Hoover CollectionTwenty-two 10-inch tapes of primarily instrumental music recorded in Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia by Peter R. Hoover, 1959-67. Mostly instrumental folk music, including also music derived from Ireland, Scotland (from Howard Glasser Collection), Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Also "History of Classic Jazz." [catalog record]

Summary: Collection of field recordings of old-time banjo, fiddle, and guitar music and folk songs recorded by Peter R. Hoover between 1959 and 1967, at the homes of the performers or local venues in Hillsville, Independence, Galax, Fancy Gap, Baywood, Five Forks, and Cana, Virginia; Swannanoa, North Turkey Creek, Laurel Section, Culberson, Robbinsville, and Cherokee, North Carolina; Harmony Grove, Reedsville, Cascade, Mt. Zion, and Glenville, West Virginia; in Bear Branch, Hyden, and West Liberty, Kentucky; Thorn Hill, Tennessee; Tate City, and Epworth, Georgia; Bradford Woods, Stahlstown, Ligonier, Glencoe, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; a square dance, with calls, recorded in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Other instruments on the recordings include mandolin, piano, and blues music on Hawaiian guitar. The collection also includes some copies of Scottish instrumental dance music and marches from the archives of the School of Scottish Studies performed on fiddle, Jew's harp, accordion, and bagpipes by various performers; Irish music on flute and tin whistle recorded in Pennsylvania, and fiddle and banjo music performed informally at the Glenville, West Virginia State Folk Festival in June, 1967. The collection includes a few copies of commercial recordings of old-time music, and the "History of Classic Jazz."

AFC 1973/018: Foister Caldwell Recording ProjectOne 10-inch tape of gospel songs and hymns sung by Foister and Nancy Caldwell of Roark, Kentucky, recorded at the Library of Congress by Robert B. Carneal and Alan Jabbour, July 1973. (includes AFS 15,608) (2 hours; LWO 7399)

AFC 1975/026: Art Rosenbaum Duplication ProjectTwenty-seven 10-inch tapes of blues, country, fiddle, gospel, and other music recorded in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, and Scotland primarily by Art Rosenbaum, 1958-71. [catalog record]

Three tapes containing songs and instrumentals performed by Bert Hare of Asher, Clester Hounchell of Grace, Omie and Roy Rose of Helton, Rob Sizemore of Manchester, and J. M. Stone of Manchester, 1961 and 1963. (6 hours; LWO 8487 reels 3, 7-8)

AFC 1977/020: Pat Dunford Duplication Project CollectionTwenty-five 10-inch tapes of old-time banjo and fiddle tunes, interviews, stories, and songs by various artists. Recorded in Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia by Pat Dunford and occasionally Lee Haggerty, Art Rosenbaum, P. Siegel, and Dan White, 1962-69. The collection includes 28 pages of song lists. Includes Wade and Fields Ward, Frank George, John W. Summers, The Feedroom Five, Kenneth Smelser, Mrs. Ella Parker, Mrs. Sigler Underhill and more. [catalog record]

Summary: Field recordings of old-time banjo and fiddle tunes, folk songs and popular songs, some with banjo, guitar, fiddle, and autoharp accompaniment, plus interviews with performers and stories. Recordings were made by Pat Dunford, Art Rosenbaum, P. Siegel, P. D. Dan White, and Lee Haggerty in Virginia, Indiana, and Kentucky from 1962 to 1969.

One tape containing fiddle tunes performed by James Crase of Bear Branch, Kentucky, recorded August 1960. (1 hour; LWO 6880 reel 7A)

AFS 15,063A One tape containing fiddle tunes performed by Charles Hoskins of Hyden, Kentucky, recorded August 1961. (45 minutes; LWO 6880 reel 11A)

AFS 19,022; 19,027; 19,030BThree tapes containing performances by Bert Hare of Asher, Clester Hounchell of Grace, Omie and Roy Rose of Helton, and Riley Shepherd of Hindman, 1962-65. (4 hours and 30 minutes; LWO 9456 reels 10, 15, 18)

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Veterans MemorialLocated in Courthouse Lawn
Leslie County Kentucky - Historical

Mary BreckinridgeSculpture Photos
Doctor/Midwife on horseback during the early and mid 1900s creator of Frontier Nursing Service in Hyden, Ky.
Steve Tirone
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Leslie County Kentucky - AttractionsHyden Buildings – Quilt Pieces
Trail of quilt pieces painted on Main Street Buildings



























Last Updated on January 7, 2012