Interview with Ovie Hollon

  • Identifier: 2019 OH 034
  • Date: 7/18/19
  • Interviewer: McSpirit, Stephanie
  • Interviewee: Hollon, Ovie
  • Description: Ovie Hollon shares his memories as a young boy while working for his Father, who was a farrier. Both Ovie and his Father knew Sam Tuttle well. Hollon recalls stories of their times at Spout Springs. Hollon shares in this interview that Mr. Tuttle did indeed reference his horses as "Rocky Mountains", and he also conveys the legend that the particular type of horse that Tuttle bred can trace it origins to a stallion that was brought to Eastern Kentucky from the Rocky Mountains.
  • Location: Clay City, KY
  • Duration: :30:21
  • 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.


“Interview with Ovie Hollon,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed November 30, 2020,