Western Kentucky University, Special Collections Library

Interview with James Ashby

Date of Interview: 

Wed, 08/19/1987

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Subjects: 

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

Call Number: 

FA 81 B4,F1

James Ashby relates his experiences in the CCC at Mammoth Cave National Park, Camp 2. Topics include discovery of an Indian mummy in the cave, the salary system, old movies, free time, camp projects, trains, regimentation in the CCC, leaving the CCC, interaction among the camps, pranks, dating local girls, race relations, and his opinion of the CCC program. Mr. Ashby also talks about his personal background. Tape index, transcript, and audio file are available.

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