Interview with Ernest W. Wilder, March 18, 1988

Project: Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Mr. Wilder talks about mining before mechanization including mining techniques, the manner in which he was paid, and how United States Coal and Coke Company operated their mines in Lynch, Kentucky. He discusses the changes that took place after U.S. Steel took over the mining operation. He felt that less attention was paid to safety, and that the people in charge were less knowledgeable about mining techniques.

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1988oh070_app126

Interviewee Name

Ernest W. Wilder

Interviewer Name

David M. Andrew

Interview Date

1988-03-18

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Wilder, Ernest W. Interview by David M. Andrew. 18 Mar. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wilder, E.W. (1988, March 18). Interview by D. M. Andrew. Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wilder, Ernest W., interview by David M. Andrew. March 18, 1988, Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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