Interview with Frank D. Clifton, November 6, 1988

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

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Interview Summary

This is a second interview with Frank Clifton who was a coal miner in Van Lear, Kentucky. He recalls people who lived outside the coal camp and "commuted" to work on horseback. He discusses the organization of the mines by the United Mine Workers of America. He remembers the police that the company hired. Clifton talks about the leisure activities of the miners including playing baseball, softball, poker and beer parties.

Interview Accession

1988oh182_app179

Interviewee Name

Frank D. Clifton

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1988-11-06

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Clifton, Frank D. Interview by Glenna Graves. 06 Nov. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Clifton, F.D. (1988, November 06). 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.

Clifton, Frank D., interview by Glenna Graves. November 06, 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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