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Exploring the Personalities and Places

of the Upper South

April 17-18, 1998

Armour's Hotel

Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee

The meeting will feature six sessions examining, in various ways, the nature of Upper South culture through its people, customs, institutions, landscapes, and literature. Beverly Brannan, Curator of Photography with the Library of Congress, will present the after dinner program.

Historic Red Boiling Springs, located near the Kentucky state boundary in eastern Macon County, Tennessee, was a popular mineral spring resort town. In the mid-nineteenth century settlers discovered the minerals waters and spread news of its healing powers. By the turn of the century several hotels and dozens of boarding houses catered to thousands of summer visitors.

The Kentucky-Tennessee ASA meeting will be held in Armour's Hotel, one of three historic hotels continuing the tradition of resort hospitality. The hotel offers the unique experience of rest and relaxation, mineral baths, wonderful Southern food, and a porch lined with rocking chairs.

Please, RESERVATIONS, by April 3rd, with the Secretary-Treasurer!

The sixty dollar ($60) per person registration package includes admission to all sessions plus lodging, buffet lunch at registration, open bar, dinner, open bar and Saturday breakfast! Make checks payable to KY-TN ASA. Specify single or shared room. Send checks with reservations or pay upon arrival, but please make reservation (even if you are not staying overnight) with the chapter secretary treasurer:

Gene Forderhase, KY-TN ASA
History Department, Keith 323
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475
phone: 606-622-1293, 606-622-1287


Friday, April 17, 1998

11:00 Registration

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Welcome
Chapter President
Gwen Curry, Georgetown College

1:10 Session I
Tennessee Soldiers in the Great War
Jeff Roberts, TTU, Presiding

"A General-Lawrence Tyson"
Calvin Dickinson, TTU

"A Doughboy-Albert Smith"
Michael Birdwell, TTU

2:20 Session II
Southern Traditions: Booze, Spas, and Small Towns
Mary Hoffschwelle, MTSU, Presiding

"Tennessee Distilleries; Their Rise, Fall, and Re-Emergence"
Kay Baker Gaston, Springfield, TN

"Social Life at Mid-Nineteenth Century Kentucky Spas"
Art Wrobel, University of Kentucky

"Changing Seasons: The Spring and Fall of the Small Town"
Steve Shaver, University of Memphis

4:00 Session III
Joy Bale Boon: In Film and In Words
Anne-Leslie Owens, Tennessee Historical Society, Presiding

"A Woman Named Joy"
Loretta Martin Murrey, WKU, Glasgow

5:00 Attitudinal Adjustment
Music by Curtiss Vickers and David Owens, Lexington, KY

6:00 Dinner

After Dinner Program

Business Meeting
Gwen Curry, Georgetown College, Presiding

"A 'Lost' Jackson County, Tennessee, Family, 1812-1912"
Beverly Brannan, Library of Congress

Saturday, April 18, 1998

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Session IV
Evolving Roles for Southern Women
Connie L. Lester, Tennessee Historical Society, Presiding

"Antebellum Female Education: When the Girls Went to School"
Jeri Hasselbring, Travellers Rest

"To Take Our Women Citizens to the Mountaintop: The Political Life of Catherine Kenny"
Carole Stanford Bucy, Volunteer State Community College

10:00 Session V
Voices from the Hills: A Sense of Place in Southern Literature
Tom Blues, University of Kentucky Presiding

"Leonard Tate: The Gentle Poet from Grundy County"
Dennis Loyd, Lipscomb University

"Beyond the Valley of The Dollmaker: Harriette Arnow's Unpublished Work"
Matt Sutton, University of Kentucky

11:00 Session VI
Patterns in the Built Environment
Susan Besser, Tennessee Historical Commission, Presiding

"The Passing of the Frontier in Williamson County, Tennessee"
Holly Rine, University of New Hampshire

"Types and Characteristics of Tennessee Log Homes"
Michael Gavin, Summertown, TN

"What's in a Name? Carnegie Libraries in Tennessee, 1889-1919"
Robbie D. Jones, Tennessee Department of Transportation

12:30 Lunch

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