Interview with James O'Rourke, September 28, 1983

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Priest, personal background, migrant nature of tenant farmers, tenant-landlord relationship, decline of tenant farming, farm life in the 1920s and 1930s, hog killing day, chopping and hoeing weeds, preparing and maintaining tobacco beds, setting tobacco, use of horses and mules, tobacco used for chewing, tobacco use by women, suckering and topping tobacco, splitting tobacco, tobacco diseases and pests, housing tobacco, house-burn, stripping tobacco, choosing a warehouse, German prisoners of war on Mason County farms during World War Two

Interview Accession

1995oh157_ff487

Interviewee Name

James O'Rourke

Interviewer Name

John Klee

Interview Date

1983-09-28

Interview Keyword

Heritage farms

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OߐRourke, James Interview by John Klee. 28 Sep. 1983. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

OߐRourke, J. (1983, September 28). Interview by J. Klee. Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

OߐRourke, James, interview by John Klee. September 28, 1983, Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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