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Record 176/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 01/01/1982
Abstract Interview of Corbet Polson by Nina Palmer.

Interviewer's description-
"Mr. Polson came to Wallins Creek Kentucky in 1918 from LaFollette, Tennessee. He moved to Sunshine, Kentucky (Harlan County) and eventually worked at Black Mountain for the Harlan/Wallins Coal Company where he hand loaded coal shots on the sled. Mr. Polson recalls Mr. Pearl Bassham forcing his employees to buy chances on automobiles. He describes his courting and marriage to Bernice Dotson. He mentions his involvement with union organization at Black Mountain and Verda and the death of law officer Jim Daniels and two scabs in an ambush."
Object ID 2007.001.0181
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Coal companies
Coal mining
Harlan County, Kentucky
Unions, Labor
Wallins, Kentucky
Interview date 01/01/1982
Interviewer Palmer, Nina
Length of interview 31:10, 31:08
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Polson, Corbet
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