Interview with John S. Fish, January 26, 1976

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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John S. Fish grew up in Scott County, Kentucky. After he graduated from high school in 1909, he taught in Scott County for four years. He moved to Lexington in January of 1912 to attend the University of Kentucky. Fish recalls that the students on campus were friendly and remembers the dormitories where only seniors were allowed on the top floor. He majored in agriculture and remembers some members of the department including Dean Scovell, who was head of the School of Agriculture, Dean Nicholas, and T.R. Bryant.

Fish explains that he worked his way through school, and therefore had little time for social activities. He recalls working at the experiment station in the chemistry department and for the city jail in Lexington. He was also a member of the agriculture club, and the National Guard. He mentions his participation in the freshman/sophomore tug of war and the hazing of freshman. Fish remembers that students had to pay for tickets to athletic events whether they attended or not and he did not like this policy. After his graduation from UK, Fish taught agriculture in Georgia, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and London, Kentucky. He was an Assistant County Agent for the agricultural extension service in Bardstown, Kentucky, and taught agriculture in Tennessee for 31 years.

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1976oh009_af019

Interviewee Name

John S. Fish

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1976-01-26

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Fish, John S. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 26 Jan. 1976. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Fish, J.S. (1976, January 26). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Fish, John S., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. January 26, 1976, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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