• One of the Twin Arches by Deannia Murphy

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

History and Culture Studies

The Big South Fork collections include many papers and studies that were written about the area and lifestyles or traditions of the people who lived here.

Many times, these research papers get into great depth about the topic they portray.

Inventory of Music and Gospel Recording 1981 by R. Tincher (1.55 MB)

Old Time Religion by R. Tincher (2.42 MB)

Old Time Music (4.21 MB)

Did You Know?

Devils Jump Rapid is just below the site of the proposed dam.

In the 1960's Congress requested the Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of damming the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River just above the Devils Jump Rapid to create another reservoir. Had that happened Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area would never have existed.