Interview with Eddie J. Moore, June 2, 1989

Project: Appalachia: Coal Operators Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Eddie J. Moore describes the establishment of large scale mining in Leslie County, Kentucky and the men associated with it. He talks about his own experiences as an operator and the process of selling coal. Moore was a leader in the fight to regulate surface mining. He describes that struggle and talks about Widow Combs. He also discusses the attempts made by the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) between 1949 and 1953 to organize the miners in Leslie County.

Interview Accession

1989oh205_app246

Interviewee Name

Eddie J. Moore

Interviewer Name

Henry C. Mayer

Interview Date

1989-06-02

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Moore, Eddie J. Interview by Henry C. Mayer. 02 Jun. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Moore, E.J. (1989, June 02). Interview by H. C. Mayer. Appalachia: Coal Operators Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Moore, Eddie J., interview by Henry C. Mayer. June 02, 1989, Appalachia: Coal Operators Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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