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.

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Residents of May's Lick discuss the history of their families and the town, education, business, farming (including tobacco), hog killing, transportation, medicine, religion, funeral practices, recreation, and social life. Many people share memories and stories about the Civil War, slavery...

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