Western Kentucky University, Special Collections Library

Interview with Hobart Vincent

Date of Interview: 

Wed, 06/24/1987

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Subjects: 

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

Call Number: 

FA 81 B2,F1

Hobart Vincent relates his experiences in the CCC at Mammoth Cave National Park, Camps 2 and 4. Topics include enrolling under two names, the salary system, work assignments, camp projects, park fire towers, free time, pranks, fighting in the camps, racial tensions, dating local girls, CCC relationships with the local community, CCC contributions, problems with the CCC, and work after leaving the CCC. Mr. Vincent also talks about his personal background. Tape index and transcript are available.

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