Interview with Reba Jeanette Bentley, Kole Bentley, May 16, 2015

Project: Jenkins Coal Town Archaeology Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Reba Bentley talks about growing up in the Burdine section of Jenkins, and is very descriptive about everyday life. She talks about her chores, including gardening, canning, tending to the livestock, and laundry. She describes outhouses, schools, stores, garbage disposal, shopping, and recreation for children. She talks about changes that have occurred in the community. She discusses various districts of Jenkins, including Burdine, East Jenkins, and Lakeside. She talks about the future of the community, and discusses the Ladies' Auxiliary.

Reba's grandson Kole Bentley talks about the mining industry and the changes that have occurred. He gives descriptions of mining equipment.

Interview Accession

2015oh464_jcta005

Interviewee Name

Reba Jeanette Bentley

Kole Bentley

Interviewer Name

Zada Komara

Interview Date

2015-05-16

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Bentley, Reba Jeanette Interview by Zada Komara. 16 May. 2015. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Bentley, R.J. (2015, May 16). Interview by Z. Komara. Jenkins Coal Town Archaeology Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Bentley, Reba Jeanette, interview by Zada Komara. May 16, 2015, Jenkins Coal Town Archaeology Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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