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Record 528/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 11/12/1989
Abstract Interview of Edwin P. Helton by Ronda Helton.

Interviewer's description-
"This interview with my grandpa, Edwin Helton consists of him talking about when he first started to work in the mines at the age of 15, because his father became disabled. He also talks about the company stores, company doctors and script. They drew script to pay their bill at the store, then it was deducted from their check. He also discusses the differences in the mines then and now."
Object ID 2007.001.0547
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Coal mining
Commissaries, Company
Doctors
Scrip
Field 01 Transcript available upon request
Interview date 11/12/1989
Interviewer Helton, Ronda
Length of interview 19:21
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Helton, Edwin P.
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