Western Kentucky University, Special Collections Library

Interview with Georgie Childress

Date of Interview: 

Thu, 08/06/1987

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Subjects: 

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

Call Number: 

FA 81 B3,F3

Georgie Childress talks about his experiences in the CCC at Mammoth Cave National Park, Camps 3 and 2. Topics include the salary system, free time, camp projects, building and maintaining roads, pranks, location of Camp 1, interactions among the camps, social life and dances at the Whoopee House, dating local girls, CCC relationships with the local community, race relations, and his opinion of the CCC program. Mr. Childress also talks about his personal background. Tape index, transcript, and audio file are available. .

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