Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 6,

Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

George Wright, a wildlife biologist from Princeton, talks about the Wild Turkey Restoration Project in 118 Kentucky counties that is funded by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department.

The development of the Bald Knob String Band and the type of music they play is discussed.

Virgil Gilliam, mayor of Mayfield, Kentucky, talks about the Maplewood Cemetery's sixteen life-size grave monuments erected by Colonel Henry Woolridge in memory of his family, his hunting dog, his horse "Fop", and two foxes.

Bastin attends the Kentucky Auctioneer Championship and listens to the finalists Bob Haley, Glen Birdwhistell, Miller Monarch, Randy Bush, and Sheila Ley compete. Sheila Lay talks about being the first woman to make the finals in the Kentucky Auctioneer Championship.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife employee John Wilson discusses the reel collection at the Kentucky Historical Society. Tom Joyner, from Dayton, Ohio, and a collector of antique Kentucky reels, talks about looking for a Snyder Reel.

Rich Sutherland talks about covered bridges, also called "kissing bridges," across Kentucky and why there are so few of them left.

Liberty Boys is a gospel quartet with members from Graves and Marshall Counties, three-time winners of the gospel quartet competition at the Kentucky State Fair. They have competed in the national gospel quartet competition five times. They also talk about life outside of music.

Interview Accession

2012oh063_pk006

Interviewee Name

George Wright

Sheila Ley

John Wilson

Virgil Gilliam

Tom Joyner

Rich Sutherland

Interviewer Name

Glen Bastin

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