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0:46 - Introduction

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Partial Transcript: Who wants to go first? Let me get your names.

Segment Synopsis: The Proctor sisters give their date of births, names, and where they were born.They discuss where they attended school and their family background.

Keywords: Eastern Kentucky University; Mercer County, Kentucky; University of Kentucky; University of the Cumberland's

Subjects: Burgin (Ky.)

4:53 - Career

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Partial Transcript: When did you start teaching in Burgin?

Segment Synopsis: The sisters both taught for over forty years. They describe how the students were in class and how the superintendent was strict, which they appreciated.

Keywords: Burgin Independent School; Burgin Kentucky

Subjects: Burgin (Ky.) Teachers

10:37 - Churches in the area

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Partial Transcript: What about churches in this area?

Segment Synopsis: The sisters discuss the churches in the community such as, Baptist, Christian, and a African American church; Little Zion. They also discuss the Burgin area being of the first few schools who integrated.

Keywords: Burgin, Kentucky

Subjects: African American Churches Burgin (Ky.) Churches Education--Integration

14:36 - Relation to the county

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Partial Transcript: What about Burgin's relation to the county? To Harrodsburg? Danville?

Segment Synopsis: The Proctor sisters discuss the relation with Harrodsburg KY, the county seat. They also discuss paying school taxes to both Burgin and to Harrodsburg. The sisters describe the athletics in Burgin compared to larger area schools. They feel if the schools were closed it would affect the town a great deal.

Keywords: Burgin, Kentucky

Subjects: Burgin (Ky.) Harrodsburg (Ky.) School taxes

23:50 - After retirement

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Partial Transcript: I work in Harrodsburg one day a week.

Segment Synopsis: The sister's are very active after retiring from teaching. Christine works one day a week in Harrodsburg and is a substitute teacher. Ruby works part time at Shaker Village. They both describe living through the Great Depression; as a teacher and living out in the country.

Keywords: Shaker Village; The Great Depression

Subjects: Depressions--1929 Harrodsburg (Ky.) Substitute Teacher

29:08 - The changes in Burgin

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Partial Transcript: Has the town changed physically over the years? What's been lost?

Segment Synopsis: The sister's describe the town as a railroad town in the beginning and the use of the train for transportation. According to the sister's, the people of Burgin is the biggest change in the town. The people seem more independent because they have cars and can go to other places for supplies.

Keywords: Kentucky Utilities; Northpoint Prison; Post Office; Railroad; World War II

Subjects: Agriculture Burgin (Ky.) Danville (Ky.) Kentucky Utilities Company World War II

43:41 - Churches

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Partial Transcript: Where do you all attend church?

Segment Synopsis: The sister's discuss the different churches and faiths in the Burgin community.

Keywords: Burgin Baptist Church; Women's Missionary Union

Subjects: Baptist Women's State Missionary Convention of Kentucky

54:02 - Major disasters

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Partial Transcript: You ever had any major disasters here, fires, tornadoes that you remember?

Segment Synopsis: The sister's discuss tornadoes that have come through the area of Burgin.

Keywords: Burgin, Kentucky; earthquakes; tornadoes

Subjects: Earthquakes Tornado damage