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Don't Go Up Kettle Creek: Verbal Legacy Upper Cumberland

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Don’t Go Up Kettle Creek is a historical portrayal of a river and the people who made their living along its banks and tributaries. Drawing upon the personal recollections and oral traditions of longtime residents, William Lynwood Montell describes a century and a half of life in the Upper Cumberland.
Montell organized his material according to the topics that dominated hi
Paperback, 296 pages
Published September 27th 2000 by Univ Tennessee Press (first published January 1983)
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Edward Lengel
The fascinating subject, concerning the people and folkways of the Upper Cumberland (my ancestors, be it noted), carrys this book along despite the author's dessicated prose and useless information-gathering. Worth a read if these are your people, though, and Montell deserves credit for his work in gathering oral testimonies from a passing generation.
Abe Goolsby
A delightful, anecdotal history of life on the upper Cumberland River and its important tributaries (The Caney Fork, The Wolf, The Obey, etc.) before the region was irrevocably altered by the construction of myriad dams and lakes.
A decent history of the Upper Cumberland region of Kentucky and Tennessee. The writing was a bit dry, but it was still an interesting look into a region I didn't know anything about.
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