Interview with Alice Blanton, October 30, 2008

Project: Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project

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Alice B. Blanton, of Frankfort, Kentucky, was born in 1918. She is the daughter of James Bacon Blanton and the niece of Colonel Albert B. Blanton, former president of the distillery now called Buffalo Trace. Blanton received a degree in mathematics from the University of Kentucky and worked for her father's construction company in Frankfort. In this interview, Blanton describes members of her family, including her father, mother and Uncle Albert, and recalls playing on the grounds of the distillery as a child. She talks about her life, describing her education and career. In addition, Blanton talks about the town of Frankfort and describes the effects that major events, including the Great Depression and Prohibition, had on Frankfort's citizens.

Interview Accession

2009oh025_bik005

Interviewee Name

Alice Blanton

Interviewer Name

Thomas Troland

Interview Date

2008-10-30

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Blanton, Alice Interview by Thomas Troland. 30 Oct. 2008. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Blanton, A. (2008, October 30). Interview by T. Troland. Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Blanton, Alice, interview by Thomas Troland. October 30, 2008, Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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