Interview with Ford Barger, December 7, 1978

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Ford Barger's father, a logger and storekeeper in Leslie County at the turn of the century, donated land to the FNS for the establishment of the Bowlingtown [Bullskin Creek] Center. Barger himself worked in logging and established a store at Bowlingtown in 1921. He also served as the community's postmaster from 1930 to 1959. Barger recalls Mary Breckinridge from the time he served on the Bowlingtown Committee of the FNS. He discusses the retail business, logging, "granny women," the Great Depression, and the eventual displacement of Bowlingtown residents by the building of the Buckhorn Dam in the late 1950s.

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1979oh137_fns044

Interviewee Name

Ford Barger

Interviewer Name

Dale Deaton

Interview Date

1978-12-07

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Barger, Ford Interview by Dale Deaton. 07 Dec. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Barger, F. (1978, December 07). Interview by D. Deaton. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Barger, Ford, interview by Dale Deaton. December 07, 1978, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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