Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Paul Graham & Clyde H. Irwin

Date of Interview: 

Wed, 06/21/1978

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Subjects: 

Coal, Coal Mining, script, company towns, mining,

Call Number: 

1976OH48.1

Benham (Yowell), Kentucky coal camp, upkeep, quality of life; coal mining; company script; unionization. Interviewees discuss their backgrounds, history of Benham, Kentucky, International Harvester, coal camp life, changes in coal mining techniques, the Great Depression, and comparison to other mining camp towns.

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