Interview with Mike Kilburn

  • Identifier2019 OH 036
  • Date7/24/19
  • InterviewerMcSpirit, Stephanie
  • IntervieweeKilburn, Mike
  • DescriptionMike Kilburn, the youngest ever elected and longest serving County Commission in the state of Ohio, shares stories and his memories of his Father, Charles Kilburn, and his famous stallion, Kilburn's Chocolate Sundown (KCS). KCS was often known as the "Ohio Horse", but he was bred in Kentucky as well. Charles Kilburn and Sam Tuttle had an agreement that every summer KCS would spend time in Spout Springs, Kentucky to breed with local mares. KCS is sometimes referred to as the Father of the Modern Day Rocky Mountain Horse because his blood typing was used to establish the genetic markers of the new breed.
  • LocationMorrow, OH
  • Duration 1:12:08
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • Funding SourceThe Appalachian Horse Oral History Project interviews and transcriptions were Funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


“Interview with Mike Kilburn,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed August 8, 2022,