Interview with W. C. H. Wood, October 7, 1991

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: Hemp Production Oral History Project

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Wood describes Kentucky's history with hemp and its many uses. He goes on to talk about the different areas of hemp production during the different seasons. He describes the reemergence of hemp during World War II due to its many potential uses (e.g. rope, tow, and line) and the shortage of other fibers. He goes on to talk about the cultivation and distribution process of the hemp from his family farm in Frankfort. He describes the mechanization of the hemp breaking process. He describes his family's way of growing hemp versus the government's way of growing hemp. After the last of the hemp was used for the war effort, Wood describes the transition back to livestock, tobacco, grain and hay.

Interview Accession

1991oh419_ff164

Interviewee Name

W. C. H. Wood

Interviewer Name

John Kelly

Interview Date

1991-10-07

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Wood, W. C. H. Interview by John Kelly. 07 Oct. 1991. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wood, W.C. (1991, October 07). Interview by J. Kelly. Family Farms of Kentucky: Hemp Production Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wood, W. C. H., interview by John Kelly. October 07, 1991, Family Farms of Kentucky: Hemp Production Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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