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0:40 - Introduction

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Partial Transcript: Demographic data about you. Uh, can you state your full name?

Segment Synopsis: Thompson discusses her family information and her education.

Keywords: Irvine High School; Lee County; Ravenna, Kentucky

Subjects: Irvine (Ky.) Lee County (Ky.) Ravenna (Ky.)

2:08 - Early Ravenna

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Partial Transcript: Let's talk about what's your earliest memory of Ravenna itself?

Segment Synopsis: Thompson discusses when she first came to Ravenna.She also describes the town as a religious, quiet town.

Keywords: Christian Church; Eastern Star; Garden Club; Irvine, Kentucky; Kiwanis; Mushroom Festival; Railroad town; Ravenna, Kentucky; Sports; White Shrine

Subjects: Family Gardening--Societies, etc Irvine (Ky.) Railroad stations Ravenna (Ky.) Service clubs

5:48 - Ravenna and Irvine

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Partial Transcript: Um, let's go back to the relationship between Ravenna and Irvine over the years. What was it like and how has it changed?

Segment Synopsis: Thompson describes the relationship between the two towns as both communities willing to help one another.

Keywords: Irvine, Kentucky; Railroad stations; Ravenna, Kentucky

Subjects: Irvine (Ky.) Ravenna (Ky.)

9:15 - Entertainment

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Partial Transcript: When T.V. came to town, do you know who had the first T.V. in Ravenna?

Segment Synopsis: Thompson describes recreation when she was growing up and the changes everyone faced when television became popular.

Keywords: Irvine, Kentucky; Ravenna, Kentucky; Television

Subjects: Irvine (Ky.) Ravenna (Ky.) Television viewers

11:14 - Tornado

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Partial Transcript: What's probably the biggest event that occurred in Ravenna since you've been here?

Segment Synopsis: Thompson describes the tornado that caused damaged to the town of Ravenna in 1961.

Keywords: Christian Church; Railroad yard; Ravenna, Kentucky; Tornado

Subjects: Ravenna (Ky.) Tornado damage

13:47 - Ravenna

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Partial Transcript: Um, how how the relations between the people living here in Ravenna changed over the years?

Segment Synopsis: Thompson discusses the people of Ravenna as a community willing to help each other. The town has not gone through any changes that she can recall. She also describes the city services provided to the people of the town.Thompson expresses the town is lacking in entertainment and recreation. She states in the future she would like to see a youth center for the area.

Keywords: Bowling Alley; Crime; Golf Course; Irvine, Kentucky; Kentucky River; Movie theater; Park; Petty Theft; Police Officer; Putt-Putt Course; Ravenna, Kentucky; Sanitation; Volunteer Fire Department; Youth center

Subjects: Crime Kentucky River (Ky.) Parks--Public use Police Ravenna (Ky.) Sanitation, Rural Volunteer fire department Youth centers

19:36 - Government Offices and Transportation

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Partial Transcript: Local government, what type of government?

Segment Synopsis: Thompson discusses the government offices in Ravenna. She also describes the different types of transportation

Keywords: Black Brothers Bus Line; City council; Fifth Class City; Kentucky River; Mayor-council government; Railroad; Ravenna, Kentucky; Revenue Sharing; Sanitation; Taxi

Subjects: Bus line--United States City council members Kentucky River (Ky.) Ravenna (Ky.) Revenue sharing Sanitation Taxicabs Women mayors

25:55 - Economy

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Partial Transcript: The economy, bout how do most people today in Ravenna make a living?

Segment Synopsis: Thompson discusses most of the residents of Ravenna are retired. She explains if anyone is employed they commute out of Ravenna.

Keywords: Carhartt Incorporated; Railroad; Ravenna, Kentucky; Retired; Southeast Coal Company

Subjects: Commuting Industrial sites Railroad construction workers Ravenna (Ky.) Retirees

28:50 - School System

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Partial Transcript: Is there a school here?

Segment Synopsis: Thompson discusses the school in Ravenna and some of the teachers that impacted her growing up.

Keywords: Estill County School System; Irvine High School; Joe Orr; Leslie Jones; Ravenna Grade School; Ravenna Independent School; Ravenna, Kentucky

Subjects: Elementary schools Estill County (Ky.) Ravenna (Ky.)

32:04 - Future of Ravenna

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Partial Transcript: What do you see as the positive aspects of this town and the things it has going for it right now?

Segment Synopsis: Thompson discusses the town as a retired town with no plans of growth in the future.

Keywords: Daniel's Addition; Ravenna, Kentucky

Subjects: Ravenna (Ky.)