Interview with Charlie Rice, October 30, 1978

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Charlie Rice was born in Owsley County in 1896. His father moved the family to Leslie County in 1906 because of the Rice-Gabbard feud. Rice never attended school, and after working in his father's sawmill and gristmill he earned money doing farm chores, working in a powder plant in Ohio, and working in the logging and coal industries. He was active in the miners' union and president of the local at Cutshin. Rice gives details of mining operations and pay scales. He also discusses labor disputes involving strikes at the mines and comments upon strip mining and its effects. Some information is given concerning black residents in Leslie County. Rice praises Mary Breckinridge and her accomplishments. He recalls the local midwife who delivered one of his children and tells of a mountain doctor who made rounds on horseback before the FNS came to the area. Alta Rice briefly contributes to the interview.

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1979oh031_fns032

Interviewee Name

Charlie Rice

Interviewer Name

Dale Deaton

Interview Date

1978-10-30

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Rice, Charlie Interview by Dale Deaton. 30 Oct. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Rice, C. (1978, October 30). Interview by D. Deaton. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Rice, Charlie, interview by Dale Deaton. October 30, 1978, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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