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1:43 - Constructing timber rafts

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Partial Transcript: How long have you lived here?

Segment Synopsis: Robinson describes how and when they cut down trees. He then talks about using a wagon to get the timber to the river. He goes into very detailed description about how the rafts were constructed.

Keywords: Log raft

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.) Timber rafting

13:06 - Log rafting

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Partial Transcript: Of course when my father began logging...

Segment Synopsis: Robinson talks about riding on the raft with his father. His father was a steersman and taught him about the river.

Keywords: Beattyville, Kentucky; Heidelberg, Kentucky; The Narrows; Wildcat Creek

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.) Timber rafting

19:57 - Raft accidents

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Partial Transcript: Did you ever have any accidents?

Segment Synopsis: Robinson says that he never experienced any accidents that were serious but his father almost went over a dam on a raft.

Keywords: Log rafts; Narrows

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.) Timber rafting

23:24 - Payment for timber

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Partial Transcript: Did he mark his logs?

Segment Synopsis: Robinson talks about a few companies that they sold timber to. He explains the price differences and how different men evaluated the logs.

Keywords: Brands; Heidelberg, Kentucky; Hensley brothers

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.) Timber rafting

28:31 - Farming

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Partial Transcript: Did you also farm during this time?

Segment Synopsis: Robinson says that he and his father did a small amount of farming. They grew enough to live off of and to feed their animals with.

Keywords: Tobacco

Subjects: Agriculture--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.) River life--Kentucky River (Ky.)

32:04 - Fishing

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Partial Transcript: You ever do any fishing on the river?

Segment Synopsis: Robinson briefly discusses fishing in the Kentucky River.

Keywords: Trot line

Subjects: Fishing--Kentucky River (Ky.)

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