Interview with Walter Morgan, April 11, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Walter Morgan was born in Hyden in 1900. He describes Hyden in the early days, including various schools, stores, and grain mills. He also discusses early residents and persons who held office in the county. Morgan performed carpentry work with his father and helped to build Hyden Hospital as well as the Big House at Wendover. He describes early roads up creek beds, the first state road, and roads constructed under the WPA. Also discussed are freight boats on the river and the 1947 flood. Morgan mentions the Morgan- Colwell shoot-out in Hyden and recalls some court cases that took place when he was young. He remembers Mary Breckinridge's arrival in Leslie County and comments favorably upon the services of the FNS. Morgan ran a business for fifteen years before moving to Laurel County.

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1979oh209_fns108

Interviewee Name

Walter Morgan

Interviewer Name

Sadie W. Stidham

Interview Date

1979-04-11

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Morgan, Walter Interview by Sadie W. Stidham. 11 Apr. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Morgan, W. (1979, April 11). Interview by S. W. Stidham. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Morgan, Walter, interview by Sadie W. Stidham. April 11, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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