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1:19 - Kentucky River memories

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Partial Transcript: What do you remember about the Kentucky River?

Segment Synopsis: Estes spend most of this portion the interview talking about timber rafting. He remembers seeing rafts lock through, barges pulling rafts, and people dehorning logs. He also talks about dredging the river.

Keywords: Dehorn; Lee County, Kentucky; Log raft; Old Landing, Kentucky

Subjects: Dredging--Kentucky River (Ky.) Kentucky River (Ky.) Timber rafting

12:53 - Old Landing

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Partial Transcript: Just like Old Landing down here.

Segment Synopsis: Estes talks about what the town of Old Landing used to be like. He says that they had a train station, store, and post office.

Keywords: Lee County, Kentucky; Old Landing, Kentucky

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

16:34 - Evelyn

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Partial Transcript: Now what about Evelyn?

Segment Synopsis: Estes talks about the town of Evelyn. He says that it had a depot, three agents, and a ferry boat.

Keywords: Evelyn, Kentucky; Lee County, Kentucky

Subjects: Ferries--Kentucky River (Ky.)

19:58 - Tides

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any real high tides on the Kentucky River?

Segment Synopsis: Estes talks about the flooding on the river. He remembers when water would go over houses but says that since Buckhorn Dam was built, the flooding is under control. He also talks about an ice tide.

Keywords: Buckhorn Dam; Ice tide; Lee County, Kentucky

Subjects: Floods--Kentucky Ice on rivers, lakes, etc.--Kentucky River (Ky.)

22:57 - Works Progress Administration

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Partial Transcript: Yeah, I got my social security card in 37.

Segment Synopsis: Estes talks about working for the WPA in the 1930s.

Keywords: WPA

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.)

26:16 - Potential interviewees

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Partial Transcript: Are there any people around Old Landing anywhere at all that might have been in logging?

Segment Synopsis: Estes mentions people that might be good to interview. He says that only one woman lives in Old Landing at the time of the interview.

Keywords: Evelyn, Kentucky; Lee County, Kentucky; Old Landing, Kentucky

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.)

34:16 - Drought

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any drought years on the Kentucky River?

Segment Synopsis: Estes says that they used water from the river to irrigate crops during the 1930 drought.

Keywords: 1930; Irrigation

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

37:49 - Drownings

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

Segment Synopsis: Estes tells stories about men that drowned in the area.

Keywords: Evelyn, Kentucky; Lee County, Kentucky; Murder; Old Landing, Kentucky; Sparks, George

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

42:04 - Moonshining

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Partial Transcript: Was there a lot of moonshining done around Old Landing and Evelyn?

Segment Synopsis: Estes talks about being arrested and convicted of moonshining. He served thirty days in jail.

Keywords: Evelyn, Kentucky; Lee County, Kentucky; Moonshine; Old Landing, Kentucky

Subjects: Distilling, Illicit--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.)

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