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.
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...
Marion Landrum talks about the changes in Appalachia's transportation, how people traveled, development of roads and poem about his truck.
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.
Hershel Watkins talks about his life, the way things were in the past and and life of people from pre-generations.
These interviews were recorded 1975-1980 originally to provide spoken narrative and work-related environmental sounds for use in the production of audio-visual exhibits at Berea College Appalachian Museum. The interviews and in some instances, photographs document a wide variety of Appalachian...