Interview with Wilson Francis, July 17, 1989

Project: Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Relationship of state parks and national forests-- Appalachian effort to have headwaters of Kentucky and Cumberland Rivers acquired for a national park-- state park naturalist's-- water quality of Red River-- conflicting missions of state parks-- history of creation and development of Natural Bridge State Park-- need to protect rather than develop-- state parks-- changing attitudes of state park visitors-- pressures to develop state parks into luxury resorts-- advice to new conservationists.

Interview Accession

1989oh161_env015

Interviewee Name

Wilson Francis

Interviewer Name

Louise Chawla

Caroline Chadwell

Interview Date

1989-07-17

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Francis, Wilson Interview by Louise Chawla. 17 Jul. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Francis, W. (1989, July 17). Interview by L. Chawla. Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Francis, Wilson, interview by Louise Chawla. July 17, 1989, Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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