Interview with Opal McKenzie, July 19, 1988

Project: Appalachia: Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Opal McKenzie describes the company store in Auxier. She recalls how the company store would stock-up on Christmas toys and store them on the top floor of the store. Parents would be allowed to view them and make their choices. The toys would be put on lay-away and the miners would pay them off. The company store would then deliver the toys on Christmas Eve. McKenzie also states that there were few class distinctions in Auxier.

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1988oh126_app144

Interviewee Name

Opal McKenzie

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1988-07-19

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McKenzie, Opal Interview by Glenna Graves. 19 Jul. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

McKenzie, O. (1988, July 19). Interview by G. Graves. Appalachia: Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

McKenzie, Opal, interview by Glenna Graves. July 19, 1988, Appalachia: Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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