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2:26 - Fint family

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Partial Transcript: The Fints owned a little place right above Tyrone here called Fint Mill.

Segment Synopsis: Fint talks about mills that his father's family owned. They had a mill that would grind corn and a sawmill.

Keywords: Fint Mill; Tyrone, Kentucky

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

3:45 - World War II

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Partial Transcript: So you've lived around the river all your life?

Segment Synopsis: Fint talks about serving during World War II.

Keywords: Belfast, Ireland; England; General Eisenhower; General Patton; North Africa; World War II

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945

9:44 - Early memories

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Partial Transcript: What's your first memory of the river?

Segment Synopsis: Fint talks about swimming and fishing in the Kentucky River as a kid.

Keywords: Buffalo fish; Swimming; Trotline

Subjects: Fishing--Kentucky River (Ky.)

13:05 - Ferry

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Partial Transcript: And then he ran the old ferry here up on 62.

Segment Synopsis: Fint talks about his father working the night shift on the local ferry.

Keywords: Tyrone, Kentucky

Subjects: Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.)

16:55 - Floods

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Partial Transcript: I lived right there quite awhile.

Segment Synopsis: Fint compares several floods and talks about the damage they caused.

Keywords: 1937; 1978; 1984; Flood damage

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

25:00 - Work

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Partial Transcript: Hell, I worked for Rand McNally.

Segment Synopsis: Fint talks about his salary and benefits from Rand McNally.

Keywords: Rand McNally

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26:34 - Boats

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember the showboats that used to go up and down the river?

Segment Synopsis: Fint talks about a few boats that he remembers on the river.

Keywords: The Kentucky

Subjects: Boats and boating--Kentucky River (Ky.)

29:04 - Drownings

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Partial Transcript: And all you hear about is somebody, so and so, drowned up here.

Segment Synopsis: Fint recalls bodies that he has recovered from the Kentucky River. He warned one group of boys and one of the boys drowned right after. He also helped recover bodies of men and women who jumped off of a nearby bridge.

Keywords: Lock five; Suicide; Tyrone, Kentucky

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

36:56 - Droughts

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any of the drought years on the river?

Segment Synopsis: Fint talks about crops being destroyed by droughts.

Keywords: 1930; 1983

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

40:56 - Farming

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Partial Transcript: This is the first year I've raised a garden in many a year.

Segment Synopsis: Fint talks about his garden and what he has planted in it.

Keywords: Corn; Farming

Subjects: Agriculture--Kentucky

45:29 - Great Depression

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Partial Transcript: What do you remember about the Depression?

Segment Synopsis: Fint talks about how his family made it through the Depression. Their tobacco was not worth much money but the local grocer continued to give them food. They began harvesting a wild plant called the Wahoo bush. They would dry out its bark and send it to the Selzer Company in St. Louis.

Keywords: Great Depression; Poverty; Selzer Company; Wahoo bush

Subjects: Depressions--1929--Kentucky River life--Kentucky River (Ky.)

53:30 - Hunting

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Partial Transcript: I did hunt a little

Segment Synopsis: Fint talks about hunting along the river.

Keywords: Hunting

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

55:54 - Locks

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Partial Transcript: Lock five was one of the first locks built, wasn't it?

Segment Synopsis: Fint says that he thinks the locks should be closed because they are too expensive to maintain.

Keywords:

Subjects: Locks (Hydraulic engineering)--Kentucky River (Ky.)

60:04 - Timber rafts

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Partial Transcript: Did you ever see log rafts going down the river?

Segment Synopsis: Fint talks about his father helping lock through timber rafts.

Keywords: Log raft

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.) Timber rafting

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