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Record 633/842
Copyright PastPerfect Museum
Collection Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Oral History Collection
Date 10/16/1993
Abstract Interview of Robison Saylor by Alice Collett.

Interviewer's description-
"Mr. Saylor was born August 26, 1924 in Molus, Kentucky. In this interview he discusses different stages in his life; mining and the strikes, when the National Guard came to Harlan to try to make peace between miners and mine owners. He tells of Wallins being a commercial town with 2 cafes, jail, drugstore, and theater. He also tells of joining the Navy and being in the Navy hospital with the mumps during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Mr. Saylor lived in Chicago for 23 years and worked for Ceco Steel Company. Mr. Saylor is currently retired and lives in Berea, Kentucky."
Object ID 2007.001.0657
Object Name Tape, Magnetic
Subjects Berea, Kentucky
Coal mining
Harlan County, Kentucky
Labor strike
Pearl Harbor
United States Navy
Interview date 10/16/1993
Interviewer Collett, Alice
Length of interview 18:46, 0:12
Media Cassette Tape
Narrator Saylor, Robison
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