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1:15 - Timber rafting

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Partial Transcript: What are your earliest memories associated with the Kentucky River?

Segment Synopsis: Hurd describes his experience timber rafting. He talks about witnessing another boy's arm getting cut off with a cable from the raft.

Keywords: Amputation; Log rafting; Shaggy; Turkey Gap

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.) Timber rafting

9:52 - Timber

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Partial Transcript: Would you say that the timber you rafted was about like all the other?

Segment Synopsis: Hurd describes the type of timber that they would raft.

Keywords: Lumber; Poplar; White Oak

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.) Timber rafting

11:38 - Youth

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember how World War I effected rafting on the river?

Segment Synopsis: Hurd talks about narrowly missing World War I. He says that he went to the local school and then began farming.

Keywords: Red Bird Creek; South Fork; WWI

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.)

14:44 - Floods

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Partial Transcript: What do you remember about any of the high tides on the Kentucky River?

Segment Synopsis: Hurd talks about various flood water levels.

Keywords: 1947

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

18:01 - Raft specifics

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Partial Transcript: So there were a lot of logs then brought out of those creeks into the South Fork?

Segment Synopsis: Hurd talks about the average size and make of the rafts. He says that the size often depended on the width and length of the timber.

Keywords: Goose Creek; Red Bird Creek; South Fork; Timber

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.) Timber rafting

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