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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1963_01

Publication Date

5-5-1963

Description

Interviews with Charles E. Wood and the Golden age Club on May 5, 1963 by Charles W. Wood.
00:00:16 - Introduction regarding his birth in Kentucky in 1892 and his work in the coal mines as a young teenager.
00:01:20 - Description of the coal mines
00:04:30 - Length of career as a coal miner
00:05:26 - John L. Lewis and Union benefits
00:08:20 - Working conditions
00:11:06 - Specifics of the job
00:12:53 - Mining accidents, cave-ins, and a gas explosion in 1910
00:15:23 - Death of Shirley Kittinger in a cave-in
00:16:34 - Strikes
00:18:59 - Types of coal and details about the mines
00:24:40 - Various jobs he's held
00:25:00 - Timbering and "the squeeze"
00:27:06 - Flood of 1937, working conditions, and salary
00:31:10 - Interview with the Golden Age Club on March 18, 1963 in Hays, KS by Samuel J. Sackett
00:31:30 - Mingled discussion
00:32:03 - A version of the town naming of Wamego, KS by Mrs. Frank Holcomb of Hays, KS
00:33:27 - Irish relatives coming to visit in Kansas
00:35:17 - Mingled discussion
00:37:03 - Using the moon phase and the zodiac to make farming decisions
00:39:33 - William D. Walburn, experiences moving to Kansas from Oklahoma in a covered wagon in 1897.
00:46:33 - Weather predictions
00:48:01 - Reading fortunes in coffee grounds and tea leaves
00:51:41 - Using bread board scrapings to choose a wife
00:52:54 - Recipe for "boardfish"
00:53:39 - Stone posts, stone houses, and the stone museum
00:57:04 - Mingled discussion
00:59:24 - Mule jokes
01:02:15 - Fish stories
01:04:13 - Mingled discussion 01:08:31 - Making hominy
01:08:42 - Mingled discussion

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Coal mining, Kentucky, child labor, labor unions, Wamego (Kan.), Oklahoma

Rights

© Forsyth Library Special Collections, Fort Hays State University

Publisher

Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections

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Language

eng

Interviews with Charles E. Wood and the Golden age Club

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