River Tales Oral History Project

We are gathering tales about life on the Locust Fork River and how it has shaped and continues to shape our heritage in Blount County. We hope to better understand just how fundamental to life in Blount County the Locust Fork has been, and in just what ways – through the many stories our people tell. Baptisms, fish tales, crossing a ford, hauling corn to a mill:  these stories are rich and valuable.

We hope to gather lots of many kinds of stories, and will carefully preserve them for others to enjoy and learn from in the future.

This project is sponsored by Friends of the Locust Fork River and the Blount County Memorial Museum.

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