Browse Interviews (79 total)

Interview Audio Damaged--Albert Rice is a Stanton, KY native and a retired L&N railroad worker. In this interview, Rice, discusses the different jobs it took to build railroad tunnels and the upkeep of those tunnels. He also describes how the railroad operated and the different equipment it needed.

Arthur Bryson, Jr., is a retired lawyer from Boyd County, KY. In this interview, Bryson, discusses his interest in railroads and railroading since his childhood. He describes the different types of railroad systems and the different railroad cars.

Charles Hacker is a retired signal foreman for the L & N Railroad. In this interview, Hacker, discusses his duties as signal foreman, the old signals, and the L & N strike in 1955.

Delbert Binder is a native of Laurel County, KY and one of the first generation descendants of the original Swiss settlers into the county. In this interview, Binder, discusses the history of the settlers and the differences between the area and Switzerland.

Dennis Quillen is a Geography professor at Eastern KY University. In this interview, Quillen, discusses his interest in railroads and railroading. He describes the different railroad systems and different railroad accidents.

Eugene and Jamie Bush discuss growing up in Ravenna, Estill County, Kentucky. The interview includes discussions about Ravenna businesses and entertainment, Estill County industry, including railroads and oil boom years, the county education system, school discipline, and churches and church history.

Evelyn Young, a Hickman County native and assistant to Hickman County Judge Executive Stanley Hopkins, discusses her education, political interests and experiences in this interview. She comments extensively on the Judicial Referendum, Judge Hopkins, Hickman County roads, ambulance and hospital services, senior citizen programs and other county…

F. M. Burke is a Pike County, KY native. He attended Eastern State Teachers College and Normal School. In this interview, Burke, gives detailed information about his family history, growing up on a farm and his father's timber business. After being rejected for not meeting the requirements for admission to Eastern, he boarded a train and headed to…

Marcum tells of work on the Kentucky River.

In this interview, James Caudill, a Knott County native, discusses his family history and education, and his Letcher County achievements as County Judge, which included a new health department, courthouse, library, and other important county services. Other interview topics include discussions over welfare, food stamps and other government…

Audio Quality Degrades After Minute 27:00--Linnie Martin is a retired teacher and Powell County, KY native. In this interview, Martin, discusses her father's occupation with the railroad and how her father was killed in a railroad accident. She describes the end of the railway service and the present highway system.
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