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1:04 - Sawmill work

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Partial Transcript: And your family was connected with the sawmill?

Segment Synopsis: Witt describes her father's work as an engineer at the sawmill. She talks about the company houses that they lived in.

Keywords: Hell Hole; Irvine, Kentucky; Mowbray and Robinson Sawmill

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

7:27 - Drought

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Partial Transcript: Did you play in and around the river?

Segment Synopsis: Witt talks about the 1930 drought.

Keywords: 1930; Irvine, Kentucky

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

10:08 - Mowbray and Robinson Sawmill

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Partial Transcript: Did you know the people that operated the sawmill?

Segment Synopsis: Witt says that children were not allowed to play at the sawmill. She talks about a high level employee.

Keywords: Irvine, Kentucky; Mowbray and Robinson Sawmill; Uncle Jimmy

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

14:16 - Life in Irvine

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Partial Transcript: Did all of the children who went to West Irvine School work, parents work at the mill?

Segment Synopsis: Witt talks about what stores and other businesses existed in Irvine. She also talks about playing in the river and a boy who drowned. She says that the Depression was not as difficult for her family because her father stayed employed.

Keywords: Cedar Grove; Great Depression; Irvine, Kentucky; Mowbray and Robinson Sawmill

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

21:06 - Neighbors

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Partial Transcript: Who were some other people who lived over there?

Segment Synopsis: Witt says that many people left Irvine because there were not enough jobs after the sawmill shut down.

Keywords: Irvine, Kentucky

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.)

23:59 - Town recreation

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Partial Transcript: What about recreation in West Irvine?

Segment Synopsis: Witt says that picnics and town events were put on by both the Baptist Church and the school.

Keywords: Baptist; Irvine, Kentucky

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

26:53 - Floods

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Partial Transcript: What about floods on the river?

Segment Synopsis: Witt recalls seeing a lot of trash come down the river during floods but says that houses were rarely flooded.

Keywords: 1937; Irvine, Kentucky

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

29:41 - Church

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Partial Transcript: Do you ever remember seeing a baptizing in the river?

Segment Synopsis: Witt recalls being baptized in the Kentucky River and seeing others get baptized as well.

Keywords: Baptism; Baptist; Irvine, Kentucky

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

32:53 - Entertainment

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember going to your first movie?

Segment Synopsis: Witt talks about seeing her first movie and listening to the radio.

Keywords: Fun; Irvine, Kentucky; Movie; Radio

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35:27 - Working conditions

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Partial Transcript: Did the sawmill ever have any accidents?

Segment Synopsis: Witt says that she is sure accidents happened at the sawmill but she does not remember any of them. She talks about working conditions.

Keywords: Irvine, Kentucky; Mowbray and Robinson Sawmill

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

38:00 - Family members

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Partial Transcript: Are there any other people that you recall that I might interview that would have memory of the sawmill?

Segment Synopsis: Witt talks about her siblings and what they might remember about the town and sawmill.

Keywords: Irvine, Kentucky; Mowbray and Robinson Sawmill

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

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