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1:10 - School

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Partial Transcript: What was it like then?

Segment Synopsis: Imel talks about taking a boat to and from school. He would often fish along the way.

Keywords: Education; Marshall Bottom, Kentucky; Perry Park, Kentucky

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

5:45 - Life in Marshall Bottom

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Partial Transcript: That river would get clear out of control.

Segment Synopsis: Imel recalls fishing, neighbors, and log rafts.

Keywords: Leitch, Fred; Marshall Bottom, Kentucky; Perry Park, Kentucky; Trotline

Subjects: Fishing--Kentucky River (Ky.) River life--Kentucky River (Ky.) Timber rafting

16:56 - Hunting

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Partial Transcript: So they raised seven children.

Segment Synopsis: Imel talks about different animals that he hunted. He also says that he had to sell his hunting cabin because robbers kept breaking in and taking everything.

Keywords: Hunting; Marshall Bottom, Kentucky; Perry Park, Kentucky; Rabbit; Robbery

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

28:24 - Family

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Partial Transcript: Was your father a tenant farmer?

Segment Synopsis: Imel talks about how crops were split between landowners and tenant farmers. He also compares his great, great grandfather's Civil War pension to his own pension from World War II.

Keywords: Civil War; Imel, Thomas; Pension; Tenant farmer; Tobacco

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

35:25 - Drownings

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Partial Transcript: You remember any drownings on the river?

Segment Synopsis: Imel says that he has not been personally effected by any drownings on the river. He talks about his friend who is often in charge of recovering bodies from the river.

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

37:54 - Perry Minor

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Partial Transcript: Who owned that?

Segment Synopsis: Imel talks about killing opossum for Minor and the strange way that Minor would eat ti.

Keywords: Hunting; Marshall Bottom, Kentucky; Minor, Perry; Opossum

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

40:49 - Father

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Partial Transcript: My daddy told me he walked across that river.

Segment Synopsis: Imel talks about his father collecting and selling ginseng and arrowheads. He also helped clear land in Marshall Bottom.

Keywords: Arrowhead; Ginseng; Marshall Bottom, Kentucky

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

47:48 - Floods

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Partial Transcript: So you never got flooded out of any place?

Segment Synopsis: Imel compares water levels from different floods. He also tells a brief story about a man getting trapped on a bridge during a tornado.

Keywords: 1937; Marshall Bottom

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

54:13 - Jim Hunley

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Partial Transcript: Did you know anyone else who lived on a shanty boat?

Segment Synopsis: Imel talks about a man who lived on a shanty boat.

Keywords: Hunley, Jim; Shanty boat

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

57:08 - Potential interviewees

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Partial Transcript: Can you think of anybody else we can interview?

Segment Synopsis: Imel and Ellis wrap up the interview.

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