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0:00 - Interview introduction

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Segment Synopsis: Ashcraft gives her brief background.

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Subjects: Valley View (Ky.)

2:50 - Murders in Valley View

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Partial Transcript: He was telling me one time, this man, uh, got mad at his wife...

Segment Synopsis: Ashcraft describes a murder that happened in Valley View that her father told her about.

Keywords: Tates Creek, Kentucky

Subjects: Valley View (Ky.)

4:32 - Death on the river

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Partial Transcript: He'd say you could hear them logs coming down the river.

Segment Synopsis: Ashcraft talks about the death of her grandfather and uncle from timber rafting. She also talks about a man who committed suicide.

Keywords: Clay's Ferry Bridge

Subjects: Drowning victims--Kentucky River (Ky.) Timber rafting Valley View (Ky.)

6:33 - Early life at Valley View

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Partial Transcript: What's the first thing you really remember about growing up close to the water?

Segment Synopsis: Ashcraft talks about her childhood including showboats arriving and her uncle's store.

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Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.) Showboats--Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

9:02 - Working on the river

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Partial Transcript: My first husband worked on the river.

Segment Synopsis: Ashcraft talks about her first husband's career on the river including owning half of the Valley View Ferry.

Keywords: Valley View Ferry

Subjects: Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.) Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

11:50 - Floods on the Kentucky River

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any of the big floods that happened on the Kentucky River?

Segment Synopsis: Ashcraft talks about different floods on the river and about the Daughtery Flood that happened on Tates Creek.

Keywords: 1937 flood; Daugherty flood; Tates Creek, Kentucky

Subjects: Floods--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.)

20:03 - More murder

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Partial Transcript: There was a Bill Perkins killed up the road about a mile.

Segment Synopsis: Ashcraft details another man who was killed over a woman.

Keywords: murder

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

23:29 - Drought of 1936

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any of the worst droughts?

Segment Synopsis: Ashcraft talks about the drought of 1936 and how the water was low.

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Subjects: Droughts--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.)

26:22 - Events in Valley View

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any other things that happened in Valley View?

Segment Synopsis: Ashcraft talks about community events such as revivals, parties, and camping.

Keywords: revival

Subjects: Valley View (Ky.)

33:08 - The decline of Valley View

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Partial Transcript: When did it really in your opinion start to dwindle as a community.

Segment Synopsis: Ashcraft gives her opinion about when and why the Valley View community began to decline.

Keywords: railroad

Subjects: Floods--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

41:42 - Cincinnati

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Partial Transcript: I used to live in Cincinnati close to the Ohio River.

Segment Synopsis: Ashcraft talks about life in Cincinnati and the devastating floods they would have.

Keywords: Cincinnati, Ohio

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