Interview with Oscar H. Geralds, Jr., July 27, 1989

Project: Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Oscar H. Geralds, Jr. discusses the Kentucky Wild Rivers Bill, the sequence of threats to Red River Gorge, and Red River's designation for the federal Wild Rivers list. He talks about early chapters of the Sierra Club, early years of The Nature Conservancy Murphy's Pond, and the early years of the Environmental Quality Commission. He talks about being a scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop No. 3 in Lexington for 23 years, changing attitudes toward environmentalists, and his time with the Nature Preservers Commission.

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1989oh170_env024

Interviewee Name

Oscar H. Geralds, Jr.

Interviewer Name

Louise Chawla

Interview Date

1989-07-27

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Geralds, Oscar H., Jr. Interview by Louise Chawla. 27 Jul. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Geralds, O.H., Jr. (1989, July 27). Interview by L. Chawla. Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Geralds, Oscar H., Jr., interview by Louise Chawla. July 27, 1989, Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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