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1:10 - Introduction

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Partial Transcript: Please state your name sir.

Segment Synopsis: Griffin provides information about his father and the reason they moved to Ravenna.

Keywords: Corbin, Kentucky; Livingston, Kentucky; Railroad; Ravenna, Kentucky; Rockcastle County; Steam engine

Subjects: Railroad construction workers Ravenna (Ky.) Rockcastle County (Ky.) Steam-engines

8:58 - Education and Occupations

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Partial Transcript: Ravenna wasn't here.

Segment Synopsis: Griffin discusses his education and the decision to find employment instead of going to college right after graduation.

Keywords: Basketball, Football; Carharrt Incorporated; Estill County High School; Irvine, Kentucky; Oil boom; One Room School; Ravenna School; Ravenna, Kentucky; Wallpaper

Subjects: Basketball players Football players High school attendance Oil fields Ravenna (Ky.) Rural schools Wallpaper

26:24 - Railroad and Carhartt Inc

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Partial Transcript: When did you get on to the railroad?

Segment Synopsis: Griffin discusses his employment at Carhartt Incorporated and the Railroad.

Keywords: American Standard; Carhartt Incorporated; Louisville, Kentucky; Railroad; Ravenna, Kentucky

Subjects: Clothing factories Railroad construction workers Ravenna (Ky.)

32:53 - Recreation

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Partial Transcript: Well uh lets go back just a little bit. Um, what did you do for fun?

Segment Synopsis: Griffin discusses activities he would do for recreation while growing up.

Keywords: Automobile; Church; Cumberland Falls; Dix Dam; Movie Theater; Natural Bridge; Picnic; Ravenna, Kentucky

Subjects: Church Picnic grounds--Public use Ravenna (Ky.)

38:19 - Businesses

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Partial Transcript: What kind of businesses were here in Ravenna?

Segment Synopsis: Griffin discusses businesses in Ravenna.

Keywords: Barber shops; Bush Brother's Restaurant; Grocery stores; Hardware stores; Irvine, Kentucky; Railroad stations; Ravenna, Kentucky

Subjects: Grocery trade Hardware stores Irvine (Ky.) Railroad stations Ravenna (Ky.)

42:16 - Prohibition

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Partial Transcript: Prohibition here in Ravenna, was there any illegal...

Segment Synopsis: Griffin discusses alcohol use among Ravenna residents despite prohibition laws.

Keywords: Bootleggers; Cigarettes; Ravenna, Kentucky

Subjects: Prohibition Ravenna (Ky.) Tobacco products

44:13 - World War II

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Partial Transcript: What do you recall about World War II here in Ravenna?

Segment Synopsis: Griffin discusses not passing the examination for the draft and working on the railroad during the war.

Keywords: Carhartt Incorporated; Coal; Draft; Railroad; Rations; Ravenna, Kentucky; World War II

Subjects: Draft registration Rationing--United States Ravenna (Ky.) World War, 1939-1945

49:06 - Law Enforcement and the Community

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Partial Transcript: What about the law enforcement in Ravenna?

Segment Synopsis: Griffin discusses the law enforcement and crime of Ravenna. He also describes the people of the town.

Keywords: African Americans; Bootleggers; Crime; Drunkards; Police officer; Ravenna, Kentucky

Subjects: African American families African American Men Alcoholics Crime Police Ravenna (Ky.)