Interview with William E. Hedges, April 18, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

William Hedges was employed by the National Forest Service in the late 1920s and 1930s and operated out of a regional office with responsibility for eastern Kentucky. He recalls meeting Mary Breckinridge in the late 1930s, when she was visiting Washington, D.C. to advocate the establishment of national forests as a way of stabilizing the economy and improving the overall living conditions in eastern Kentucky. In addition to describing logging practices in the area prior to roads and railroads, Hedges offers some personal recollections of his acquaintance with Breckinridge.

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1979oh179_fns079

Interviewee Name

William E. Hedges

Interviewer Name

Dale Deaton

Interview Date

1979-04-18

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Hedges, William E. Interview by Dale Deaton. 18 Apr. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Hedges, W.E. (1979, April 18). Interview by D. Deaton. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Hedges, William E., interview by Dale Deaton. April 18, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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