Interview with Joe Estes


  • Identifier: 2005 OH 027
  • Date: 1/20/2005
  • Interviewer: Denton, Beckie
  • Interviewee: Estes, Joe
  • Description: 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 wrote about the Estill County areas schools between 1802 and 1972.
  • Location: Estill County, KY
  • Duration: 1:20
  • Time Summary:
  • Restrictions: no
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
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  • Funding Source: The Community Change in the Kentucky Foothills of Appalachia Project was funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


“Interview with Joe Estes,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed October 20, 2021,