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To Bessie Eldreth, music was a cultural and family legacy that tied her to the past and told her who she was. It was also a legacy to which she added liberally, so that her repertoire memorialized her particular passage through eighty years of the twentieth century.
For longtime inhabitants of an area, the landscape itself becomes more than a physical setting for action, becoming impregnated with memories, history, and values. With this in mind, an examination of Eldreth’s ghost stories can yield new insights to the relationship between narrative and place.