Interview with Patti Johnson Smotherman

  • Identifier: 2018 OH 078
  • Date: 9/19/2018
  • Interviewer: Kasiak, Neil
  • Interviewee: Smotherman, Patti Johnson
  • Description: Patti Smotherland discusses growing up with horses in Eastern Kentucky. Her father, Wendal Tracy Johnson was a well known horse trader and breeder who eventually became a prominent figure in the Rocky Mountain Horse community. She details her early interactions and love for the horses that were, in many ways, an extension of her family.
  • Location: Richmond, KY
  • Duration: :57:12
  • Time Summary:
  • Restrictions: none
  • 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 Appalachian Horse Oral History Project interviews and transcriptions were funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


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