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1:47 - Recreation

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Partial Transcript: Your father grew up in Franklin County?

Segment Synopsis: Young talks about a bathing beach that his father managed. He also describes dance boats, showboats, and candy boats.

Keywords: Bathing beach; Candy boat; Clays Ferry, Kentucky; Dance boat

Subjects: Boonesborough (Ky.) Kentucky River (Ky.) Rivers--recreational use Showboats--Kentucky River (Ky.)

7:01 - Early memories

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Partial Transcript: Back when I was real small, they used to run a lot of logs down the river.

Segment Synopsis: Young briefly discusses the flood of 1937, timber rafting, the community of Clays Ferry, the river freezing over, and fishing.

Keywords: 1937; Clays Ferry, Kentucky; Cleveland, Kentucky; Log rafts

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

15:14 - Family land

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Partial Transcript: We raised, we had 13 acres of river bottom.

Segment Synopsis: Young talks about farming the river bottoms. He also talks about a shot factory that was said to have existed.

Keywords: Bathing beach; Corn; River bottom; Shot factory

Subjects: Agriculture--Kentucky Kentucky River (Ky.) Rivers--recreational use

25:40 - Drought

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember any drought years?

Segment Synopsis: Young talks about the drought of 1930. They had an underground spring that came up near the river so they got water from there during the drought.

Keywords: 1930; Clays Ferry, Kentucky

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

29:39 - Changes

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Partial Transcript: You didn't see no cars when I was a kid.

Segment Synopsis: Young talks about how life has changed since he was young. He says that he rarely saw cars or planes when he was a child.

Keywords: Clays Ferry, Kentucky

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.)

31:13 - River use

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Partial Transcript: There was a fellow by the name John Littrell owned a sawmill near Boonesborough.

Segment Synopsis: Young talks about men who would salvage sunken logs for a sawmill. He also recalls the first motorboat he ever saw on the river.

Keywords: Clays Ferry, Kentucky; Motor boat; Sunken logs

Subjects: Boonesborough (Ky.) Kentucky River (Ky.) Rivers--recreational use Sawmills--Kentucky

35:20 - Hargis McQueen

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Partial Transcript: My brother worked on the boat with Hargis McQueen.

Segment Synopsis: Young recalls Hargis McQueen and various places that he has lived.

Keywords: Clays Ferry, Kentucky

Subjects: Boatmen--Kentucky River (Ky.)

38:22 - Clays Ferry

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Partial Transcript: My daddy remembered when that pier was built.

Segment Synopsis: Young relates what his father told him about Clays Ferry's history.

Keywords: Clays Ferry, Kentucky

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.)

41:55 - Family stories

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Partial Transcript: You'd mentioned a story about your uncle or your grandfather, I mean.

Segment Synopsis: Young tells family stories that have been told to him. The first story is about a man trying to row past the Clays Ferry bridge. Another story is about a duel.

Keywords: Clays Ferry, Kentucky; Duel; McQueen, Hargis; Slippery Elm Bark

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

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