Interview with Victor Delpont, August 22, 1986

Project: Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this second interview, Victor Delpont discusses the trip he took back to Italy in the 1950s, and the changes that have occurred in the mining industry since he first came to the United States with his family at the age of three in 1903. While in Italy, he visited with friends he had worked with in the Hazard, Kentucky coal mines who had returned to Italy after saving up enough money to buy a farm. He also talks about hand loading coal in the early part of the century compared to the continuous mining operations used later on.

Interview Accession

1986oh278_app086

Interviewee Name

Victor Delpont

Interviewer Name

Doug Cantrell

Interview Date

1986-08-22

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Delpont, Victor Interview by Doug Cantrell. 22 Aug. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Delpont, V. (1986, August 22). Interview by D. Cantrell. Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Delpont, Victor, interview by Doug Cantrell. August 22, 1986, Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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