Western Kentucky University, Special Collections Library

Interview with Dawson "Doss" Davis and Vida Davis

Date of Interview: 

Wed, 09/02/1987

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Subjects: 

Mammoth Cave National Park, Civilian Conservation Corps, CCC, Great Depression, World War II, Recreation

Call Number: 

FA 81 B4,F4

Mr. and Mrs. Davis talk about their association with in the CCC at Mammoth Cave National Park as residents of the Mammoth Cave area. Topics include the Depression, their family-owned store, visiting the cave, local tension over development of the park, their feelings about the CCC, interaction between local residents and the CCC, contributions to the local community and economy by the CCC, members dating local girls, racial tensions, current local opinion of the park, Mr. Davis' work for the park, locals working at the park, and opinions of the problems and successes of the CCC. Mr. and Mrs. Davis also talk about their personal background. Tape index available.

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