Interview with James "J. D." Runyon, November 7, 2015

Project: Elkhorn City River Oral History Project

  • Description
  • Play Interview
  • Rights & Request
  • Citation

Interview Summary

J.D. Runyon was born in 1950 and has lived in Elkhorn City his entire life. His family originated in Elkhorn City from a family member who received a land grant from being a Revolutionary War soldier. Runyon describes growing up in Elkhorn City. The town was bustling after the war. Many youth sports leagues and churches thrived. Runyon gives a description of landmarks in Elkhorn City during his childhood, including the train depot, local theater, school gym, and little league at the local ball park. Runyon reminisces about how Elkhorn City used to be a "sin city' of sorts. The town was the only wet town in 100 miles after the war for a time. He goes onto talk about the challenges facing the city and solutions to address these challenges. Runyon describes the importance of the river in the community, including activities that it fosters, how the coal industry affected it in the 1970s, and its future.

Interview Accession

2015oh449_ecr014

Interviewee Name

James "J. D." Runyon

Interviewer Name

Will Kistler

Jacelyn Sturgill

Interview Date

2015-11-07

Interview Rights

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Interview Usage

Interviews may be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Restriction

No Restrictions


access interview in full screen  

Interviews may be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Add this interview to your cart in order to begin the process of requesting access to a copy of and/or permission to reproduce interview(s). 


Runyon, James Interview by Will Kistler. 07 Nov. 2015. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Runyon, J. (2015, November 07). Interview by W.. Kistler. Elkhorn City River Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Runyon, James, interview by Will Kistler. November 07, 2015, Elkhorn City River Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





Persistent Link for this Record: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/16417/xt7rbn9x3m32