Interview with Leanne Coleman, November 7, 2015

Project: Elkhorn City River Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Leanne Coleman lived in Elkhorn City from 1994-2001, moved to Virginia, and then returned to Elkhorn City in 2004 to raise her family. She talks about the activities her family is involved in around the river. Coleman talks about her role in the community, and describes the community as welcoming. She talks about how Elkhorn City changed from her early days living there to the present. She talks about businesses closing and opening, and talks about the types of businesses the community needs. Coleman talks about her childhood memories of the Russell Fork River, and talks about taking her own children to the river. She talks about activities surrounding the river, including baptisms and festivals. She tells some folktales about the river. Coleman talks about how industries like coal mining affect the Russell Fork River. She talks about other reasons the water may be polluted. She talks about locals' attitudes about cleaning up the area.

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2015oh451_ecr016

Interviewee Name

Leanne Coleman

Interviewer Name

Emily Ofsa

Interview Date

2015-11-07

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Coleman, Leanne Interview by Emily Ofsa. 07 Nov. 2015. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Coleman, L. (2015, November 07). Interview by E. Ofsa. Elkhorn City River Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Coleman, Leanne, interview by Emily Ofsa. November 07, 2015, Elkhorn City River Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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