Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 11, 1991

Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project

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In this episode of Pondering Kentucky, Glen Bastin first meets with John Purdy, the director of the General George Patton Museum at Fort Knox. They discuss the history of Fort Knox, General George Patton, and things found in the General George Patton Museum. Bastin then meets with Bill Shopp for a tour of the grounds at Fort Knox.

Bastin also meets with John McGregor, a biologist at the Daniel Boone National Forest. This interview provides information about the various frogs found in Kentucky, as well as the recordings of several frogs, including: the Spadefoot Toad, Crawfish Frog, and the Eastern Gray Treefrog.

Then, an interview with Larry Short from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife to discuss the growth of the bear population in Kentucky.

Bastin also provides a story about the 1896 Kentucky Derby, when the winner won seventh place.

Glen Bastin meets with Marilyn Thomas of the Hazard Kentucky Airport Ninety-Nines, a group of female pilots.

Additionally, Bastin interviews Gene Warren, a man with thousands of daffodils on his farm.

Then, an interview with Glen Meyer, who provides Bastin with a tour of the Garden of Hope located in Covington, Kentucky. The Garden of Hope is a replica of the tomb Jesus was laid in.

Finally, Bastin interviews Bill Johnstone, the grandson of William Johnstone, who promoted the most commonly found grass in Kentucky: Kentucky 31.

Interview Accession

2012oh068_pk011

Interviewee Name

John Purdy

Bill Shopp

John McGregor

Larry Short

Marilyn Thomas

Gene Warren

Glen Meyer

Bill Johnstone

Interviewer Name

Glen Bastin

Interview Partial Date

1991

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

Purdy, J. (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.

Purdy, John, 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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