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1:34 - Earliest memories

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Partial Transcript: If you would just describe your earliest memories of being in Valley View.

Segment Synopsis: Sams describes growing up in Valley View. She talks about showboats and watching The Kentucky dredge the river. She also talks about the deaths of her two older brothers; one from a sawmill accident and the other from a merry-go-round.

Keywords: Sawmill accident; The Kentucky

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

5:59 - Drownings

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Partial Transcript: All these logs would, I reckon they come way up about Beattyville somewheres and come down that river.

Segment Synopsis: Sams talks about the drowning of Burgin Howard and his father. The father drowned while walking on logs and the son drowned trying to cross the river.

Keywords: Burgin Howard; Howard, Burgin

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

7:48 - Pleasure rides

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember the name of the boat, the showboat?

Segment Synopsis: Sams remembers that the showboat that often came was called the Gypsy Star. She also talks about taking pleasure rides to a merry-go-round and on the Fourth of July for a picnic.

Keywords: Gypsy Star

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

10:35 - Boat fire

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any tragedies that happened on the river?

Segment Synopsis: Sams talks about the death of a man named Jackson who died in a houseboat fire.

Keywords: Boat fire

Subjects: Boating accidents--Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

15:00 - Floods

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any, any of the floods?

Segment Synopsis: Sams talks about water levels during some of the worse floods. She also describes the Daugherty Flood which was named after her father-in-law.

Keywords: Daugherty Flood; Tates Creek, Kentucky

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

21:46 - The bank and parties

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember the bank?

Segment Synopsis: Sams briefly talks about the bank that burned down. She mainly focuses on parties that used to happen in Valley View; including square dances, ice cream suppers, and pie suppers.

Keywords: Square dance

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

25:18 - Droughts

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any droughts on the river?

Segment Synopsis: Sams talks about the drought of 1930 and selling blackberries to men on the train to make ends meet.

Keywords: 1930 drought

Subjects: Droughts--Kentucky River life--Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

29:22 - Local families

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Partial Transcript: Who are some family, family names that you remember from growing up in Valley View?

Segment Synopsis: Sams lists several local families that used to live in Valley View and tells whether they are alive or dead.

Keywords: Howard; Robinson; Wharton

Subjects: Valley View (Ky.)

31:45 - Boatmen

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember seeing any barges or anything like that going down the river?

Segment Synopsis: Sams talks about seeing barges with coal going down the river. She also talks about the workers on The Kentucky, one of whom she dated.

Keywords: Don Rice; Emmitt Frost; Frost, Emmitt; Rice, Don; Waldon

Subjects: Barges--Kentucky Boatmen--Kentucky River (Ky.) Valley View (Ky.)

34:45 - Changes in Valley View

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember when the railroad tracks were taken up?

Segment Synopsis: Sams talks about how Valley View has changed since she was little.

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

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