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0:44 - Introduction

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Partial Transcript: Let me get your full name first

Segment Synopsis: Samuel Bennett provides his background information including his date of birth, where he was born and his parents names. He discusses his father owning a store in 1938 which he became partner in 1944.

Keywords: Burgin, Kentucky; Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Subjects: Burgin (Ky.) Grocery trade Harrodsburg (Ky.)

3:19 - Education

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Partial Transcript: Where did you go to school?

Segment Synopsis: Bennett discusses his education and playing sports in the Burgin community.

Keywords: 1941 Six Man State Championship; basketball; Burgin, Kentucky; Coach Wellington Cooper; football; Jack Coleman; Mercer County

Subjects: Burgin (Ky.) School buildings School Sports

8:21 - Growing up during the Depression

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Partial Transcript: You grew up during, part of the time it was called the Great Depression.

Segment Synopsis: Bennett grew up in the latter part of the Great Depression. He discusses his father's store and how things have changed with the people of the area.

Keywords: Burgin, Kentucky; Citizens Bank; Kentucky Utilities; The Great Depression

Subjects: Burgin (Ky.) Depression--1929 Kentucky Utilities Company

12:47 - World War II

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Partial Transcript: A lot of our young boys went into the service, most of them volunteered.

Segment Synopsis: Bennett discusses the young men that volunteered for World War II. He explains it being a tragic time but the community pulled together better back then.

Keywords: Baton Death March; Burgin, Kentucky; Pearl Harbor; World War II

Subjects: Burgin (Ky.) World War II, 1939-1945

15:07 - A retirement community

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Partial Transcript: Speaking of doctors...I can remember when there were two, and shortly before I can remember there were three doctors in Burgin.

Segment Synopsis: Bennett discusses the doctors in the area of Burgin. He expresses that Burgin was growing but with the railroad putting the switching yards in Danville, KY it made a big difference. He also feels being to close to the county seat hindered the growth of the community. He describes the buildings that used to be on Main Street.

Keywords: Burgin, Kentucky; Dix Dam; Railroad

Subjects: Doctors Railroads--Hump yards

19:13 - Growing up in Burgin

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Partial Transcript: What was it like growing up in Burgin?

Segment Synopsis: Bennett discusses the activities he would do growing up in Burgin such as, swimming, riding a bicycle, and playing "Cowboys and Indians". He also describes working in the grocery store and the changes that he has seen in the store.

Keywords: Burgin, Kentucky; Danville, Kentucky; Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Subjects: Burgin (Ky.) Danville (Ky.) Grocery trade Harrodsburg (Ky.) Older African Americans Race relations

24:45 - Changes in the grocery store

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Partial Transcript: When did you change the store? Or when did the store change from waiting on people?

Segment Synopsis: Bennett describes the changes in the grocery business. He discusses the local farmers selling fresh grocery items to him and in turn he would sell in the store.

Keywords: Burgin, Kentucky; Grocery deliveries

Subjects: Dairy products Farmers Frozen food industry Grocery trade Kentucky. Division of Food and Sanitation Margarine--Law and legislation

41:22 - Crime

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Partial Transcript: Now what I remember a lot about in the early Thirties with John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and all that bunch is in the newspaper and on the radio everyday, they hogged the headlines in the early Thirties for a number of years there.

Segment Synopsis: Bennett discusses watching newsreels at the movie theater in Harrodsburg. He discusses the crime rate in Burgin and crime with the grocery store.

Keywords: Baby Face Nelson; Burgin, Kentucky; Crime; Harrodsburg, Kentucky; John Dillinger

Subjects: Burgin (Ky.) Crime Crime in mass media Harrodsburg (Ky.)

47:38 - Location of Burgin

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Partial Transcript: What makes Burgin unique?

Segment Synopsis: Bennett describes the location as being the contributing factor to its uniqueness. He also discusses the growth of Burgin and what has hindered the growth of the area.

Keywords: Burgin, Kentucky; City council; Danville, Kentucky; Emergency personnel; Harrodsburg, Kentucky; Herrington Lake; Shakertown; Volunteer Fire Department

Subjects: Burgin (Ky.) City council members Harrodsburg (Ky.) Sewerage Volunteer fire department

57:28 - Retirement

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Partial Transcript: When did you retire?

Segment Synopsis: Bennett discusses his son encouraging him to retire and let him take over the grocery store. He expresses missing the people that come into the store

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