Interview with Gail Mills, May 14, 2016

Project: Stinking Creek Stories Oral History Project

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Gail Mills describes growing up on Kinningham Branch on Stinking Creek, in Knox County, Kentucky. She describes how she has always been involved in agriculture and how her family had gardens and livestock. Mills recalls how her mother quilted, canned, and cooked. She talks about using a mule and saving seed. She tells of how she delivered milk to her family and neighbors in the area. Her father sold produce in coal mining areas in nearby Bell County. She discusses the future of agriculture and recalls programs through the Lend-A-Hand Center. Mills tells some stories about Peggy Kemner and Irma Gall and the Lend-A-Hand Center, and comments on the Grow Appalachia program and the Knox County Farmers? Market. She also recalls some War on Poverty programs in the area.

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2016oh143_scs005

Interviewee Name

Gail Mills

Interviewer Name

Kathryn Engle

Interview Date

2016-05-14

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Mills, Gail Interview by Kathryn Engle. 14 May. 2016. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Mills, G. (2016, May 14). Interview by K. Engle. Stinking Creek Stories Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Mills, Gail, interview by Kathryn Engle. May 14, 2016, Stinking Creek Stories Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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