Interview with Luther Mason, February 9, 1992

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: African American Farmers Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

This is the second interview with Luther Mason. Among the topics focused upon in this interview are his experiences as a young boy on his father?s farm in Scott County, Kentucky. He discusses changes in farm practices, such as the use of horses for traction, use of pesticides, the practice of preparing tobacco plant beds through burning, using the signs of the zodiac, food preservation, the use of farm cooperative services, and the nature of veterinary services. He also talks about one-room schools, school consolidation, changes in church life and the decline of the country store.

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1992oh050_ff208

Interviewee Name

Luther Mason

Interviewer Name

Zack Lewton

Interview Date

1992-02-09

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Mason, Luther Interview by Zack Lewton. 09 Feb. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Mason, L. (1992, February 09). Interview by Z. Lewton. Family Farms of Kentucky: African American Farmers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Mason, Luther, interview by Zack Lewton. February 09, 1992, Family Farms of Kentucky: African American Farmers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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