Western Kentucky University, Special Collections Library

Interview with Lewis Cutliff

Date of Interview: 

Tue, 09/08/1987

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Subjects: 

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

Call Number: 

FA 81 B4,F6

Lewis Cutliff talks about growing up near Mammoth Cave while the CCC worked in the area. Topics include early memories of the Mammoth Cave area, local enrollment in the CCC, local opinion on the presence of an African American camp, location of the CCC camps, camp projects, physical differences in the land now, local opinion about the development of the park, incidents of vandalism, removal of residents, CCC members dating local girls, changes in the local economy due to the park's development, other caves in the area, interaction among the camps, his opinion of the CCC, evaluation of the quality of the CCC work, changes in park since the time of the CCC, present local opinion about the park, and his association with the park. Mr. Cutliff also talks about his personal background. Tape index, transcript, and audio file are available.

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