Western Kentucky University, Special Collections Library

Interview with Reubin Vincent

Date of Interview: 

Wed, 08/26/1987

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Subjects: 

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

Call Number: 

FA 81 B4,F3

Reubin Vincent discusses his experiences in the CCC at Mammoth Cave National Park, Camp 2. Topics include training, the salary system, camp projects, structure of a work day, working on employee cottages, road construction, free time, pranks, interaction among the camps, racial tension, CCC relationships with the local community, dating local girls, his opinion of the CCC, contributions and problems, work after leaving the CCC, his opinion on the value of the park, and work projects Camp 2 completed. Mr. Vincent also talks about his personal background. Tape index available.

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