Interview with Peggy Ramey Robinson, November 7, 2015

Project: Elkhorn City River Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Peggy Robinson was born and raised in Elkhorn City, Kentucky 79 years ago at the time of this interview. She discusses her family life, including her father's career as a teacher, and her connection to the Ramey family that founded Elkhorn City. She describes the town of Elkhorn City during her childhood, and the buildings from that time that still stand in the town. Robinson describes the one-room schoolhouse where her father was a teacher during her childhood. She tells detailed stories about when her family got electricity, telephones, and television. She discusses the challenges Elkhorn City is facing, and says the town has nothing to offer because there are no motels, restaurants, or anything for tourists to do, and talks about the lack of job opportunities in town. She gives her opinion on making Elkhorn City a wet county, where alcohol could be sold. Robinson talks abut the out-migration of the younger generations of Elkhorn City citizens due to a lack of opportunities. She talks about ideas the young people have to improve the city, but says she worries they will not be able to follow through. Robinson talks about experiencing culture shock when she moved to California from Elkhorn City. She talks about traveling all over the country, and eventually coming back to Elkhorn because of her parents. Robinson talks about her hopes for the future of Elkhorn City, including her hopes for the younger generations being able to develop the town.

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2015oh447_ecr012

Interviewee Name

Peggy Ramey Robinson

Interviewer Name

Erika Emrick

Interview Date

2015-11-07

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Robinson, Peggy Ramey Interview by Erika Emrick. 07 Nov. 2015. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Robinson, P.R. (2015, November 07). Interview by E. Emrick. Elkhorn City River Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Robinson, Peggy Ramey, interview by Erika Emrick. November 07, 2015, Elkhorn City River Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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