Interview with J. M. Smallwood, July 31, 1992

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project

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Smallwood describes four tenant houses that once stood on his family's farm. He gives details about their construction, rooms, location, yard, and the people who lived there. He describes a sorghum mill operated by one of his neighbors on their property. He talks about the device used and the process of stripping cane, as well as wild edible plants in the area. Smallwood talks about the sawmill his father operated in the Cane Creek area. He talks about where his father got his timber and the equipment he used. Smallwood talks about the bench fields on his family's farm which were used by his family and their tenants. He talks about how other nearby landowners used their property.

Interview Accession

1992oh296_ff286

Interviewee Name

J. M. Smallwood

Interviewer Name

David Rotenizer

Interview Date

1992-07-31

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Smallwood, J. M. Interview by David Rotenizer. 31 Jul. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Smallwood, J.M. (1992, July 31). Interview by D. Rotenizer. Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Smallwood, J. M., interview by David Rotenizer. July 31, 1992, Family Farms of Kentucky: Farm and Farmstead Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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