Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 19, 1991

Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project

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Glen Bastin first interviews Vickie Middlesworth of the Kentucky Historical Society. Middlesworth describes the four historical Christmas trees on display, each representing a style of Christmas tree in Kentucky at various points in history.

Bastin then meets with Wanda Atkins, Windfrey Atkins, Mike Stephens, and Billy Wilson at the Nostalgia Station Toy Museum located in Versailles (Ky.). Descriptions of the historical toy trains on display are provided, as well as the history of the Nostalgia Station Toy Museum.

Glen Bastin also speaks with Joe McGowan about the Mammoth Cave Christmas Carol Celebration. The music provided between segments derives from recordings of this annual celebration.

Then, a recording of a sermon provided by an unknown speaker. The sermon challenges the need to seek approval from others.

Glen Bastin then meets with Mary Margaret Bell and Mary Winter of the Kentucky Historical Society. They discuss historical documents and photographs, and how to best preserve these items.

An interview with Bob Hill follows. Hill authored "The Amazing Game of Basketball: The First 100 Years." Bastin and Hill discuss the history of basketball, as well as the history of basketball in Kentucky.

Finally, there are recordings of the Kentucky Youth Association Annual Roast. These recordings center on Cawood Ledford, an announcer for the University of Kentucky basketball team. Roasts of Ledford are done by: Milton Metts, Charles "Jock" Sutherland, Congressman Larry Hopkins, and Ralph Hacker.

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2012oh076_pk019

Interviewee Name

Vickie Middlesworth

Joe McGowan

Wanda Atkins

Windfrey Atkins

Mike Stephens

Billy Wilson

Mary Margaret Bell

Bob Hill

Milton Metts

Charles "Jock" Sutherland

Larry J. Hopkins

Ralph Hacker

Mary Winter

Cawood Ledford

Interviewer Name

Glen Bastin

Interview Partial Date

1991

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Middlesworth, Vickie Interview by Glen Bastin. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Middlesworth, V. (n.d.). Interview by G. Bastin. Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Middlesworth, Vickie, interview by Glen Bastin. (n.d.), Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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