Interview with Ott Bowling, May 24, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Ott Bowling was born near Wendover in 1903 and gives an extended description of life in Leslie County when he was a child. After completing the eighth grade, he worked as a coal miner, a logger, a carpenter and a stonemason, among other occupations. In this lengthy interview, Bowling comments upon local politics, stock driving, unionization, moonshining, feuds, African-Americans in Leslie County, and changes in Hyden during his lifetime. In addition, he discusses Appalachian customs and dialect. Bowling knew Mary Breckinridge from the time that she first came to Leslie County. He indicates that the FNS has contributed a great deal to the area. Bowling also remarks upon the relationship between the FNS and doctors already practicing in Leslie County when the nurses arrived.

Interview Accession

1979oh216_fns115

Interviewee Name

Ott Bowling

Interviewer Name

Dale Deaton

Interview Date

1979-05-24

Interview Partial Date

May 25, 1979

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Bowling, Ott Interview by Dale Deaton. 24 May. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Bowling, O. (1979, May 24). Interview by D. Deaton. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Bowling, Ott, interview by Dale Deaton. May 24, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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