Interview with W.C. Thompson


  • Identifier2004 OH 038
  • Date2/23/2004
  • InterviewerDenton, Beckie
  • IntervieweeThompson, W.C.
  • DescriptionW.C. Thompson discusses the role that railroads played in Ravenna KY through time. He shares his memories of growing up in a town with 17,600, a number that declined as the railroads were replaced by automobiles. Thompson also comments on political trends, such as good and bad Mayors and wet/dry local option votes.
  • LocationRavenna, KY
  • Duration0:35
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • Funding SourceThe Community Change in the Kentucky Foothills of Appalachia Project was funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


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