Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 7, 1990

Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project

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Paul Moss talks about decorating his roof for Christmas and taking part in the display as Santa Claus.

Richard Gaul, superintendent of the park at Columbus, Kentucky, talks about the chain and anchor that was put across the Mississippi River during the Civil War, and the trenches that were used by the soldiers.

Dorothy Malore talks about William Shakespeare Berger of Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, who started collecting dolls in 1910. He died in 1972, and his home and dolls are now part of the museum called Vent Haven. It is the only ventriloquism museum of its kind. Each year a ventriloquism convention is held in Ft. Mitchell.

Bastin talks with Don Sprague, a Kentucky vintage license plate collector.

Linda Andrews, a biologist with the U.S. Forestry Service in Pulaski County, Kentucky, talks about bird feeding in Kentucky and the types of birds during different seasons.

Cecil Paten followed his mother as postmaster at "Bethlehem." The post office was, and is still located in the side room of Mrs. Cecil's home. The hand stamping of mail with the word "Bethlehem" started around Christmastime in 1937 by Cecil Paten's mother. Bethlehem is located in Henry County, Kentucky.

Jim Adams discusses the accuracy of the state border between Kentucky and Tennessee, the Walker Line. Jim Adams talks about the sixty-three stones, or monuments, that were placed as the border between Kentucky and Tennessee.

Bastin talks with Dr. Keith Himes about author Jesse Stewart's collection at Murray State University.

A. B. Crouch takls about the Owsley County post office named "Mistletoe" and stamping mail with the location Mistletoe, Kentucky.

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2012oh064_pk007

Interviewee Name

Paul Moss

Richard Gaul

Dorothy Malore

Don Sprague

Linda Andrews

Jim Adams

Keith Himes

Cecil Paten

A. B. Crouch

Interviewer Name

Glen Bastin

Interview Partial Date

1990

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Moss, Paul Interview by Glen Bastin. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Moss, P. (n.d.). Interview by G. Bastin. Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Moss, Paul, interview by Glen Bastin. (n.d.), Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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