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Record 615/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 10/23/1994
Abstract Interview of Paul Ed Dixon by James (Mickey) Webb.

Interviewer's description-
"Paul E. Dixon was born May 15, 1926 and is a 68 year old retired coal miner. He was born and raised in the Tri-City area of Harlan County. One of five children, born to Benjamin Franklin Dixon and Mattie Lee (Hall) Dixon. Mr. Dixon grew up around the L & N Railroad yard camp, located in the Chad bottom, just outside of Cumberland, Kentucky. He attended school in a two room house at Chad Bottom. In 1942, at the age of sixteen, using a false birth certificate, he went to work at International Harvester Coal Company at Benham, Kentucky. On August 19, 1942 at the age of seventeen, he joined the United States Army. When returning to the Tri-City area he married Minnie Belle Kelly and had five children. Mr. Dixon is now an ordained Baptist preacher and lives at 389 Pine Street in Benham, Kentucky with his wife and grandson Chris Webb."
Object ID 2007.001.0637
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Coal mining
Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N)
Chad, Kentucky
International Harvester
Benham, Kentucky
United States Army
Field 01 Transcript available upon request
Interview date 10/23/1994
Interviewer Webb, James (Mickey)
Length of interview 30:34
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Dixon, Paul Ed
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