Interview with William Wise


  • Identifier2005 OH 016
  • Date8/15/2004
  • InterviewerDenton, Beckie
  • IntervieweeWise, William
  • DescriptionDr. 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, Wise shares a great deal of knowledge on the Irvine/Ravenna region and includes vivid stories and reconstructions of the past.
  • LocationEstill County, KY
  • Duration1:45
  • 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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