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1:27 - Introduction

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Partial Transcript: I'd like to ask you to state your name.

Segment Synopsis: Foley discusses her family

Keywords: Boarding House; Estill County; Irvine, Kentucky; Post Office; Railroad; Ravenna, Kentucky; Teachers

Subjects: Boardinghouses Estill County (Ky.) Irvine (Ky.) Railroad construction workers Ravenna (Ky.) Teachers

4:49 - Education and Occupation

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Partial Transcript: What year were you born?

Segment Synopsis: Foley discusses her education and occupation as a Post Master.

Keywords: Bookkeeper; Congressman Virgil Chapman; Irvine, Kentucky; Maggie Wolfinbarger; Post Master; Social Security; Soldier bonus; Tornado; Village carrier; World War I

Subjects: Irvine (Ky.) Letter carriers United States. Postmaster General

9:15 - Disasters

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Partial Transcript: And I went through the tornado, I was in the post office when the tornado hit.

Segment Synopsis: Foley describes the damage a tornado had created in 1961. She also discusses tension among the town during a railroad strike.

Keywords: Railroad strike; Ravenna, Kentucky; Tornado

Subjects: Labor unions Railroad terminals Strikes and lockouts--United States Tornado damage

14:22 - Ravenna and the Railroad

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Partial Transcript: Of course, Irvine you know started with or seemed to have revolved around the railroad...

Segment Synopsis: Foley describes the development of the town due to the railroad.

Keywords: "Boom town"; City Council; Estill County; Indoor plumbing; Irvine, Kentucky; Mayor; Oil fields; Railroad; Railroad repair; Railroad terminal; Ravenna, Kentucky; Television

Subjects: City councils Irvine (Ky.) Oil fields Railroad terminals Ravenna (Ky.) Television

22:15 - Growing up in Ravenna

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Partial Transcript: Take you back and then go through the years uh, born in 1907. What do you recall about playing around here, growing up? What memories do you have?

Segment Synopsis: Foley discusses growing up in Ravenna. She describes the schools in Ravenna and Irvine.

Keywords: Christian Church; Daughters of the American Revolution; Golf Club; Historical Society; Hospital Auxiliary; Irvine-Ravenna Woman's Club; Methodist Church; Piano; Pictures show; Ravenna, Kentucky; Saving bonds; Saving stamps; Silent pictures

Subjects: Golf History--Societies, etc Memorial Continental Hall (Washington, D.C.) Motion picture theaters Ravenna (Ky.) Volunteer workers in hospitals

31:54 - Community

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Partial Transcript: At that time, I know my father was just a little too old for service and my brother was little young for service.

Segment Synopsis: Foley discusses the area and family during World War I. She describes recreation and the changes in the area.

Keywords: Dry county; Moonshine; Movie theater; Prohibition; Railroad strike; Rations; Ravenna Drug Store; Ravenna, Kentucky; World War I

Subjects: Distilling, Illicit Drugstores Motion picture theaters Prohibition--United States Ravenna (Ky.) Strikes and lockouts--Railroad--United States World War, 1914-1918

38:38 - Great Depression and Wars

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Partial Transcript: What about the late twenties when the depression hit; did you know you were in a depression?

Segment Synopsis: Foley discusses living through the Great Depression and her feelings towards the wars; World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War.

Keywords: Great Depression; Korean War; National Guard; Patriotism; Ration books; Ravenna, Kentucky; World War II

Subjects: Great Depression--1929 Korean War, 1950- 1953 Ration books Ravenna (Ky.) United States--National Guard Vietnam War, 1961- 1975 World War , 1939-1945

45:48 - Railroad and Post Office

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Partial Transcript: At one time, we had four different passenger trains that went through here.

Segment Synopsis: Foley discusses the trains and the post office in Ravenna.

Keywords: Branch post office; Highway post office; Irvine, Kentucky; Lexington, Kentucky; Mail train car; Passenger trains; Ravenna, Kentucky

Subjects: Highway post offices Irvine (Ky.) Lexington (Ky.) Passenger trains Post offices stations and branches Ravenna (Ky.)

48:29 - African American Community

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Partial Transcript: How would you, change the subject just slightly, how would you describe social relations in uh Ravenna as far as racial relations?

Segment Synopsis: Foley discusses African American people she has known in and around Ravenna.

Keywords: Irvine, Kentucky; Racial tension; Railroad; Ravenna, Kentucky

Subjects: African American cooks African American families Irvine (Ky.) Race relations Ravenna (Ky.)

51:02 - Changes

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Partial Transcript: What about the appearance of the town, how has it changed over the years?

Segment Synopsis: Foley describes the changes in Ravenna. She discusses the businesses in the town and employment opportunities.

Keywords: Carhartt Incorporated; Concrete streets; Fire Department; Irvine, Kentucky; Oil fields; Post office; Railroad; Ravenna, Kentucky; Southeast Coal Company; Television; Union Bank

Subjects: Crime Fire departments Irvine (Ky.) Oil fields Police Railroad stations Ravenna (Ky.) Television