Interview with Blaine Fraley, September 9, 1988

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

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Interview Summary

Blaine Fraley was born in 1905 on Long Branch in Floyd County, Kentucky. He remembers when the town of Auxier was established, and states that Sam Auxier owned all the land that came to be the town. He describes when Calhoun Mayo inspected and surveyed the area. Fraley states that the Northeast Coal Company from Ohio put a bridge across the Johns Creek, built two power houses and started building the camp. He talks about Mayo, and Henry and John LaViers. Fraley started working for the coal company in 1928. He remembers steamboats and timber rafts going to Catlettsburg.

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1988oh154_app155

Interviewee Name

Blaine Fraley

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1988-09-09

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Fraley, Blaine Interview by Glenna Graves. 09 Sep. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Fraley, B. (1988, September 09). 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.

Fraley, Blaine, interview by Glenna Graves. September 09, 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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