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1:35 - Floods and droughts

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Partial Transcript: What's your earliest memory of the Kentucky River?

Segment Synopsis: Wall describes the worst floods and droughts that he remembers. He says that 1978 was the highest flood and they had to take in many of their neighbors during it.

Keywords: 1934; 1937; 1978

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

8:11 - Entertainment

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any of the steamboats going up and down the river?

Segment Synopsis: Wall describes showboats and parties along the river.

Keywords: Steamboat; Winchester, Kentucky

Subjects: Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.) River life--Kentucky River (Ky.) River steamers--Kentucky River (Ky.) Showboats--Kentucky River (Ky.)

11:44 - Methodist Church

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Partial Transcript: I guess the church down here had a big crowd then, didn't it?

Segment Synopsis: Wall talks about the local Methodist Church and a decline in members.

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

13:34 - Swimming

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any drownings or any accidents?

Segment Synopsis: Wall talks about swimming in the Kentucky River. He says that they only swam when someone was nearby in a boat.

Keywords: Clark County, Kentucky; Swimming

Subjects: Drowning victims--Kentucky River (Ky.) River life--Kentucky River (Ky.)

15:35 - Fishing

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Partial Transcript: When did the ferry fold up?

Segment Synopsis: Wall talks about renting fishing boats to people near the ferry. He says that he did not like to fish.

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Subjects: Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.) Fishing boats Fishing--Kentucky River (Ky.)

17:21 - Hunting and farm animals

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Partial Transcript: I like to coon hunt.

Segment Synopsis: Wall talks about coon hunting and the poachers that kill whole families of raccoons. He also describes turkeys being shipped to Cincinnati. He raised sheep as well.

Keywords: Coon hunt; Poachers; Sheep; Turkeys

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

23:10 - Changes

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Partial Transcript: You ever seen much pleasure, many pleasure boats come this far up the river?

Segment Synopsis: Wall talks about the changes that have happened in the area. He notes a change in the use of the river and many property changes.

Keywords: Jackson Ferry

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

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