Interview with Timothy Belcher, April 11, 2015

Project: Elkhorn City River Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Tim Belcher describes the early days of Elkhorn City, including the businesses and the rough atmosphere of the time. He talks about the town's Civil War connections, and some of the historically prominent families in the area. He speaks of his issues with the coal industry, specifically regarding mountaintop removal. He says that he disapproves of the harm that it causes the natural environment as well as the brainwashing of coal miners by the mine operators. Belcher talks about the beginning of the Elkhorn City Heritage Council, which he and Bill Ramey began.

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2015oh174_ecr002

Interviewee Name

Timothy Belcher

Interviewer Name

Justin Goff

Interview Date

2015-04-11

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Belcher, Timothy Interview by Justin Goff. 11 Apr. 2015. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Belcher, T. (2015, April 11). Interview by J. Goff. Elkhorn City River Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Belcher, Timothy, interview by Justin Goff. April 11, 2015, Elkhorn City River Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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