Story: Snake Handling Church Service
One of several humorous stories told by Harry Caudill speaking in November 1973 at the 15th annual O'Tucks banquet in Hamilton, Ohio His most recent book at the time was the novel, "The Senator from Slaughter County" His "Night Comes to the Cumberlands" had been published in 1963
"O'Tucks" is a contraction of "Ohioans from Kentucky" The organization was started by Stanley Dezarn in 1959 to be a means for Kentuckians moved to the Hamilton, Ohio area to preserve and celebrate their native culture in a new setting Dezarn, a teacher and school principal, was a native of Clay County, Kentucky as were many others who had moved to the Ohio community to work for the Champion Paper Company
Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College
This resource is provided for educational purposes Please cite all references to this item
Caudill, Harry, “Story: Snake Handling Church Service,” Berea College Special Collections & Archives, accessed January 30, 2023, https://bereasound.libraryhost.com/items/show/5171.