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Harold Patterson was born in 1938 in his grandparents' home. His father was killed in the coal mines when Patterson was very young, and his stepfather was also a coal miner. His mother was a teacher, and his parents also had a garden. He was very close to his extended family growing up and spent a lot of time with his cousins and on his grandparents' farm. Patterson talks about his chores in the garden, helping out with harvesting corn, and the home remedies his grandparents used. He talks about raising cattle, making molasses and maple sugar, and raising vegetables. He talks about the demand for fresh produce in Kentucky, and discusses the reasons why agriculture is suffering.

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1991oh144_ff020

Interviewee Name

Harold Patterson

Interviewer Name

Elizabeth Albert

Interview Date

1991-06-05

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Patterson, Harold Interview by Elizabeth Albert. 05 Jun. 1991. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Patterson, H. (1991, June 05). Interview by E. Albert. Family Farms of Kentucky: Transition from Farming To Alternate Employment in Eastern Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Patterson, Harold, interview by Elizabeth Albert. June 05, 1991, Family Farms of Kentucky: Transition from Farming To Alternate Employment in Eastern Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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