Interview with Ernestine Wells, July 20, 1988

Project: Appalachia: Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project

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Ernestine Wells was born in 1924 in Auxier. She remembers life during the Great Depression when the men worked as little as one day a week or not at all. She states that her family kept cows and hogs, as many families did, and that she feels like there were few if any class distinctions in Auxier. She remembers that mine officials' children wore store bought clothes, but that there was never a snobbish attitude. She states that at one time the only cars in Auxier were owned by the company officials.

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1988oh131_app149

Interviewee Name

Ernestine Wells

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1988-07-20

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Wells, Ernestine Interview by Glenna Graves. 20 Jul. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wells, E. (1988, July 20). Interview by G. Graves. Appalachia: Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wells, Ernestine, interview by Glenna Graves. July 20, 1988, Appalachia: Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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