Mykel Dates, Elease Varner, and Simon Britt in front of Britt's Childhood Home.

Our People

One of the most valuable resources for the collection and preservation of histories of Jackson County Legacy Communities has been the oral history interviews conducted by our team and local community partners. The information gathered from these interviews has been used to create case profiles highlighting just a few of the many invaluable local historians, community leaders, and residents.

The members of these communities with case profiles have taken the time with
interviewers to provide a detailed oral history of their lives in the Legacy Communities and how the communities have evolved during their lifetime. The aim of these case profiles is to highlight the lives of those living in the community. Most of the interviewees for these case profiles are elder members of the community, whose long personal histories and deep ties to their Legacy Communities have made them an integral part of this project.