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Record 174/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 02/07/1982
Abstract Interview of Ed Parlin by Opal Blevins.

Interviewer's description-
"Mr. Parlin describes what it was like to begin work at the New Anchor Block Coal Company at the age 11 where he trapped for three years. He speaks of himself and his buddies playing marbles underground while waiting for cars to approach the trap doors. Mr. Parlin mentions movement to various mines until his retirement in 1971 after 37 years. Mr. Parlin also recalls some memories about the depression, script, wage comparisons and his opinion of women working in the coal mines (his daughter is an employed coal miner)."
Object ID 2007.001.0179
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Coal companies
Coal mining
Great Depression
Scrip
Interview date 02/07/1982
Interviewer Blevins, Opal
Length of interview 14:30, 11:30
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Parlin, Ed
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