Coal mines

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16 minutes. A brief Kitchen family genealogy; railroad tie yard, making and branding ties, rafting logs down the Green River. Other topics include mining, the Depression, and logging.

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The staff of the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer interviewed residents in the Owensboro area about their lives in the first half of this century. The interviews were collected to be excerpted in a special oral history series, A Generation Remembers, published in 1986. Topics include the floods of...

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Marion Landrum talks about the changes in Appalachia's transportation, how people traveled, development of roads and poem about his truck.

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Retired railroad workers and farmer discusses government programs and the Depression, the 1927 Flood and other topics such as coal mines, doctors, lawyers and judges.

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Hershel Watkins talks about his life, the way things were in the past and and life of people from pre-generations.

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