Browse Interviews (138 total)

Courier of Manuscripts at the Filson Club

Curator, Kentucky River Museum

Witt reminiscences of growing up at the Mowbray & Robinson sawmill in West Irvine, Kentucky in the 1920's and 1930's.

Welsh tells of long life on the Kentucky River in Estill County.

Smith speaks of civil engineer work for the Park Service Commission on High Bridge.

Fint speaks of work as a fisherman and boat operator.

Retired military man speaks of childhood adventures on the Kentucky River.

The Lynch brothers discuss their time and work on the Kentucky River.

Retiree from the Corps of Engineers discusses work on the Kentucky River.

Four ladies speak of day to day life on the Kentucky River.

Carolyn Floyd discusses her farming experiences, as well as her years of living and raising her children on the Kentucky River, Madison County, Kentucky. She also recalls many stories about Cassius Clay, her step-great grandfather, and Brutus Clay. In general, Floyd's interview covers a variety of topics from farming and national politics, to the…

Joe Estes discusses his experiences while growing up and living in both Estill and Madison County. Interview topics include farming and farm life, local oil, timber, and coal booms, and an extended conversation over living and working near the Kentucky River. Other topics include his education, changes in healthcare, and a 627 page monograph he…

Dr. William Wise discusses Estill County, the Kentucky River, the railroad systems that were at one time the lifeblood of the area, and other related historical topics. Other interview topics include lengthy discussions over various industries and economic trends, such as oil and timber booms, agriculture, and raising livestock. Generally speaking,…

Virginia Yeager discusses growing up in Estill County during the early 20th Century. Being the oldest child in her family Yeager took on a great deal of responsibility at a young age; she eventually became a school teacher at 17 years old. Other interview topics include her education, local church histories, changes in crime rates and industry, and…

John Herchenroeder was a reporter for the Courier-Journal and the Louisville Times. He discusses Louisville politics, the Ohio river, and the newspaper business.

Riverboat Captain

Reporter, Lexington Herald Leader

Director of Kentucky Resources Council

Combs reminiscences about rafting on Troublesome Creek and the Northfolk of the Kentucky River.

Allen speaks of experiences over the years along the Kentucky River.

Lock worker talks about recent work and repairs done on certain locks on the Kentucky River.

Young discusses personal and family experiences on the Kentucky River.

Kearns discusses life in the community of Doylesville in Madison County, near the Kentucky River.

Clements and Webster tell of family and personal history along the Kentucky River.

Seale speaks of living for 90 years in Booneville, Kentucky.

Geologist with the Federal government shares information on work with Kentucky minerals.

Commissioner, Kentucky Department Natural Resources and Director, Natural Areas, Eastern Kentucky University

Chairman of the Kentucky River Authority

Tuttle tells of growing up on the Kentucky River and his father's work as a toll keeper.

Tindall talks about the Kentucky River and the people he encountered.

Taulbee reminiscences about the flood of Frozen Creek in Breathitt County in July of 1939.

Postmistress tells of life and work at Perry Park on the Kentucky River for nearly forty five years.

Wife of commercial fisherman tells of life near Gratz, Kentucky.

Stevens tells of early years of his life spent in Estill County at the Mawbray & Robinson Sawmill where his father worked.

Roberts speaks of growing up in the area around the Kentucky River at Drennon between Locks #1 and #2.

Lair speaks of first eleven years of life on the Kentucky River at Valley View.

Imel tells of life near the Kentucky River near the community of Perry Park.

Gibson speaks of spending thirty years on the Kentucky River as a commercial fisherman.

Garrett reminiscences about growing up in Jackson, Kentucky on the North Fork of the Kentucky River in the 1920's and 1930's.

Fullen reminiscences about growing up at Tyrone on the Kentucky River up through the 1920's.

Flynn speaks of family history at Boonesborough and along the Kentucky River.

Retired Teacher and EKU alumnus speaks of growing up along Lock #1 and Lock #6.
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