Interview with Corbin Pennington, March 18, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Corbin Pennington was born in Leslie County in 1912 and completed the eighth grade. After he married, he worked at farming and logging and was able to support his family on a wage of thirty-five cents an hour. In 1947 Pennington began working in the coal mines; at that time many people were killed in such work. He indicates that electricity reached his community about 1951 and that the first telephones were installed in 1960. Pennington recalls meeting Mary Breckinridge and also refers to a series of nurses at the nearby clinic.

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1979oh171_fns072

Interviewee Name

Corbin Pennington

Interviewer Name

Sadie W. Stidham

Interview Date

1979-03-18

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Pennington, Corbin Interview by Sadie W. Stidham. 18 Mar. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Pennington, C. (1979, March 18). Interview by S. W. Stidham. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Pennington, Corbin, interview by Sadie W. Stidham. March 18, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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