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2:52 - Childhood

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Partial Transcript: So you grew up along the river?

Segment Synopsis: Combs talks about the ice tides of 1917 and 1918 and the damage that resulted.

Keywords: 1917; 1918; Ice tide

Subjects: Ice on rivers, lakes, etc.--Kentucky River (Ky.)

7:45 - Swimming

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Partial Transcript: Did you play on the river when you were growing up?

Segment Synopsis: Combs talks about swimming in the river. He says that he had a few accidents himself but he never saw anyone drown.

Keywords: Accidents; Swimming

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.)

13:23 - Timber rafting

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Partial Transcript: What line of work was your father in?

Segment Synopsis: Combs talks about cutting timber and floating log rafts down the river. He also describes the journey back.

Keywords: Log raft; Lumber; Oak

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.) Timber rafting

35:12 - Dangers of rafting

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Partial Transcript: How far is St. Helens from where it goes into the river?

Segment Synopsis: Combs talks about dangerous areas along the Kentucky River. He says that he was almost in a bad rafting accident because people were not listening to him.

Keywords: Horse Shoe Bend; Log raft

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.) Timber rafting

42:54 - Construction of rafts

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Partial Transcript: Now, you used chain dogs?

Segment Synopsis: Combs talks about how the timber rafts were constructed.

Keywords: Log raft; Raft construction; Raft pin; Square timber

Subjects: Kentucky River (Ky.) Timber rafting

50:28 - Fishing

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Partial Transcript: What kind of fish did you catch up there in the Middle Fork?

Segment Synopsis: Combs talks about both his father and himself fishing.

Keywords: Catfish

Subjects: Fishing--Kentucky River (Ky.)

55:21 - Boats

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Partial Transcript: Did you ever see any push boats up that way?

Segment Synopsis: Combs talks about push boats. He also recalls seeing steamboats on the river but never riding on them.

Keywords: Pole boat; Push boat; Steamboat

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

61:12 - Ned Callahan

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Partial Transcript: You ever read about Callahan...

Segment Synopsis: Combs talks about seeing Callahan once when he was young.

Keywords: Callahan, Ned; Feud; Smith, Tom

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