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The Kentucky Folklife Program at Western Kentucky University partnered with Mammoth Cave National Park for a special 2015 summer-long, National Endowment for the Arts sponsored project titled “Folklorist in the Park”. The project was conducted by Josh Chrysler, a former graduate student at...

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55 minutes. Mr. Robert Hundley discusses his work as an engineer on the Owensboro-Horse Branch of the Illinois Central Railroad from 1950 to 1981.

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40 minutes. Manager of Daviess County Airport, Mr. Robert L. Whitmer discusses airline passenger service, regulations, and funding. He details the connections between airlines and industrial development.

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This collection began with the Kentucky Oral History Commission's effort to establish oral history programs in each of the state's 120 counties. County libraries worked with local volunteers to collect interviews. Since 1987, county oral histories have been generated primarily by...

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Talks about his family history; life history; lifestyle; Fullerton, Kentucky, businesses, personalities; and making moonshine whiskey (illegal). Other topics include: Flat Hollow community, schools, automobiles, horses, buggies, drugstores, ferry boats, cutting corn, founding of South Shore and...

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Talks about her life history. Topics include schools, teachers, church, transportation, recreation, Great Depression (banks closing), suffrage, housewifery customs, family reunion, World War I and World War II. Release form, interview log available. No transcript. Copyright: KOHC/KDLA

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Interviewee provides work and experiences on ferries and river boats; how South Shore, Kentucky, got its name and was laid out; businesses and growth; life history. He also talks about the cars he has owned. Release form, interview log available. No transcript. Copyright: KOHC/KDLA

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Talks about Catlettsburg, Kentucky, life-style, personalities, businesses; life history. Topics include his background and family; his education and occupations; religion in the 1910s and 1920s; politics in the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s; bridge collapse between Catlettsburg and Kenova; social...

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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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