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Record 156/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 04/04/1982
Abstract Interview of Wilma Lee Howard by Viredia Russell. Howard discusses her background and the coal camp at Whitestar, Kentucky.

Interviewer's description-
"Mrs. Howard was born in 1914 and lived most of her younger life in the Whitestar Coal Camp. She reminisces about script, company stores, her grandmother Tolliver's boarding house, etc. She remembers Harlan when it had wooden sidewalks and hitching posts on the Court House lawn. She mentions the opening of the Margie Grand Theater in 1928 and the first sound movie she ever saw-Amos and Andy's Fresh Air Taxicab. She discusses her experience with various floods in Harlan County."
Object ID 2007.001.0161
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Boarding houses
Coal camps
Commissaries, Company
Floods
Harlan County, Kentucky
Scrip
White Star, Kentucky
Interview date 04/04/1982
Interviewer Russell, Viredia
Length of interview 15:40, 15:35
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Howard, Wilma Lee
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