Interview with Douglas Morton, October 31, 1991

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:03 - Brief timeline of Morton's life

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Partial Transcript: This is the University of Kentucky Family Farms Project, Cane Creek study area.

Segment Synopsis: Morton gives a brief overview of his life up to the present, giving information on family, his marriage and children, where he has lived, and the various occupations he has had. Most of his life has been farming on the side while working for an equipment store for farmers. He is now on disability and is permanently unemployed/retired as of 1991.

Keywords: Acquaintances; Aunts; Bosses; Bowen (Ky.); Breathitt County (Ky.); Building supply; Business; Campton (Ky.); Cane Creek; Cane Creek Mountain; Carpentry; Chronology; Cincinnati (Ohio); Construction workers; Covington (Ky.); Death; Disability; Economics; Elementary schools; Emphysema, Pulmonary; Farm stores; Farming; Farms; Fathers; Grandfathers; Grandmothers; Gymnasiums; Half-interest; Home ownership; Housekeeping; Houses; Income; Life; Lower Cane Creek; Marriage; Mount Sterling (Ky.); Mountain Parkway; Moving; Occupations; Parents; Partnerships; Pigs; Plumbing; Renting; Satellite dishes; Sawmills; Social Security; Sons; Southern States; Stanton (Ky.); Tobacco; Trading houses; Wife

Subjects: Employment--Kentucky; Families.; Genealogy; Part-time farming

00:09:36 - Brief histories of family members

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Partial Transcript: Okay. Um, who were your parents?

Segment Synopsis: Morton gives information on his family -- particularly his mother, father, and paternal extended family. He lists birth and death dates as well as residences and occupations for several family members. He also points out how far back his family goes on both sides in Kentucky.

Keywords: Aunts; Cemetery; Children; Death; Fathers; Grandparents; Great-grandparents; Iron; Kentucky; Land; Lee County (Ky.); Mothers; Names; Occupations; Parents; Perry County (Ky.); Powell County (Ky.); Relatives; Siblings; Timber; Uncles

Subjects: Employment--Kentucky; Families.; Family farms; Genealogy; Part-time farming

00:14:13 - Place of birth in Cane Creek, Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Um, you mentioned the first year your--after you were born you lived in, um--on Cane Creek.

Segment Synopsis: Morton describes the place he was born, saying it was his grandfather's land on the south side of Cane Creek. His father built the house on the land and it was made of solid lumber, had two or three rooms and a kitchen addition. His father farmed corn, sorghum, cane, hay crops, and some tobacco. His mother had a garden that produced a variety of vegetables.

Keywords: Beets; Cabbage; Cane Creek (Ky.); Cellars; Chicken houses; Corn; Covington (Ky.); Fathers; Gardening; Grandfathers; Green beans; Hay; Houses; Kitchen; Lettuce; Lumber; Marriage; Onions; Rooms; Sorghum; Tobacco; Vegetables

Subjects: Crops; Families.; Family farms; Subsistence farming; Traditional farming

00:16:37 - Childhood--Growing up in Covington, Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: You mentioned for, uh, a number of years, um, your father moved to Covington, Kentucky.

Segment Synopsis: Morton discusses his childhood in Covington, Kentucky. His father worked as a welder in a factory there. He also tells a story of his father working for a wrecking company in Chicago before he got married. He says his father happened to be within earshot of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and did not realize that he had almost witnessed it until reading about it in the paper the next day. He goes on to talk about Covington, describing the duplex they rented upon moving there. However, his parents got tired of dealing with the flooding issues of the area and moved to a residential neighborhood on the west side. The new house they owned was on a hillside that was entered on the second floor, had two bedrooms, and a kitchen. He mentions his mother worked making parts for airplanes during World War II, and so his aunt moved in to help take care of the kids during the day. He mentions living with his old brother and his sister and about his younger brother being born.

Keywords: Airplane parts; Backyards; Bedrooms; Brothers; Chicago (Ill.); Cleveland Wrecking Company; Duplex; Factories; Family; Fathers; Flooding; Gangsters; Gardens; Hills; Houses; Internal Revenue Service (IRS); Jackhammers; John Dillinger; Kitchens; Life; Manufacturing; Marriage; Memories; Mothers; Newport (Ky.); Newspapers; Occupations; Ohio River; Relatives; Sisters; Valentine's Day Massacre; Welders; West Covington (Ky.); World War II

Subjects: Covington (Ky.); Employment--Kentucky; Families.; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Women

00:24:26 - Moving back to Cane Creek, Kentucky in 1946 / state of the home and farm in Cane Creek

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Partial Transcript: And after he came back--the family came back, to, uh, Cane Creek around 1946, um, where did, where did your father locate?

Segment Synopsis: Morton explains why his family moved back to Cane Creek in 1946 into a hollow with a house that only had natural gas hookups. He mentions how his mother was against the move, not wanting to go back to that way of living, but did anyway. He says they had a refrigerator, outhouse, and a well. He also says it was several years before plumbing and electricity were installed in the house. After the older kids had left and married, he states his father built a new house on the property and stayed there until he died. He claims the original 1946 house is still there and that they bought it from a family named Lee. His father added a kitchen, chimney, and porch. Morton also describes the state of his grandfather's farm in Cane Creek, saying one of the sons kept up the payments for it since his father was not able to and it was sold upon the grandparents' deaths. He also describes his 1946 home, saying there was a large garden, apple trees, a barn, and an old smokehouse on the property. They had cows, chickens, hogs, and grew tobacco and hay crops.

Keywords: "Boxed houses"; Aladdin lamps; Apple trees; Appliances; Backyards; Barns; Bathrooms; Bedrooms; Bench fields; Calves; Cane Creek (Ky.); Canning; Chickens; Chimneys; Corn; Cows; Deeds; Eggs; Electricity; Farm; Fathers; Fences; Gardening; Gooseberry; Grandfathers; Grandmothers; Gray lumber; Great Depression; Hay,Tobacco; Hills; Hollows; Houses; Kitchen additions; Kitchens; Living rooms; Mothers; Natural gas; Neighbors; Outhouses; Owners; Pigs; Plumbing; Porches; Red brick siding; Refrigerators; Relatives; Rhubarb; Rooms; Smoke houses; Sons; Spring; Stanton (Ky.); Uncles; Veal; Wells; Yards

Subjects: Country life; Crops; Family farms.; Farm life.; Rural conditions; Subsistence farming; Traditional farming

00:33:15 - Growing crops on bench fields / beginnings of using fertilizer in Cane Creek, Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Could you explain what a bench field is?

Segment Synopsis: Morton describes what a bench field is and how it is prepared for crops. He also discusses the first fertilizers used by farmers in Cane Creek, and how poor farmers realized how much more crop yield they could get with fertilizer and were willing to pay for it. He mentions county fairs in the area, saying he did not attend any until the late 1940s. After this brief interlude, he continues to discuss bench fields, saying that they were not fenced off as a general rule unless cattle were nearby.

Keywords: Archaeologists; Bench fields; Burning; Clearing; County fairs; Crop yields; Ditches; Extension agencies; Fathers; Fences; Fertilizer; Fields; Government agencies; Grandfathers; Hillsides; Hollows; Homes; Inclines; Information; Land owners; Level; Lime; Limestone; Limestone rocks; Lowlands; Mountains; Newspapers; Phosphate; Piles; Poverty; Problems; Rocks; Row crops; Spectators; Stumps; Sulfate minerals; Timber; Tobacco; U.S. Department of Agriculture

Subjects: Agriculture; Crops; Family farms.; Farm life.; Land use, Rural.; Rural conditions; Subsistence farming; Traditional farming

00:39:33 - Setup of farm in Cane Creek, Kentucky / chores and play of children on the farm

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Partial Transcript: Now with your livestock, uh--this--I'm gonna add a little framework here.

Segment Synopsis: Morton talks about how the farm is set up, divided by two hollows--each fenced. One was for livestock and the other crops. He discusses the gas well on the property, and the gas field that was used as storage for awhile. He then goes on to talk about family life on the farm, saying his father was in charge of farming decisions and his mother the home and the garden. His sister did mostly household chores and he and his brother helped with the farming. All the children took turns doing dishes. He says there was still plenty of time to play croquet, marbles, tag, hide and seek, or swing on the swing. He also talks about going to his grandfather's store with the other men of the area after work and horseshoe pitching.

Keywords: Barns; Boundaries; Brothers; Cane Creek (Ky.); Children; Columbia Gas; Corn; Cows; Croquet; Dishes; Drilling company; Family; Farming operations; Fathers; Feeding; Fences; Fields; Fights; Games; Gardening; Gas wells; Grandfathers; Hide-and-seek; Hollows; Horseshoe pitching; Houses; Labor; Laundry; Milking; Mothers; Names; Natural gas; Neighborhoods; Neighbors; Obligations; Pigs; Pipelines; Play; Sisters; Storage fields; Stores; Swings; Tag; Wells; Work; Yards

Subjects: Childhood; Families.; Family farms.; Farm life.; Livestock; Recreation; Rural children; Rural conditions

00:47:01 - Operation of small stores in Cane Creek, Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Could you explain more about your grandfather's store?

Segment Synopsis: Morton discusses the various stores in Cane Creek. He first talks about his grandfather's own small, country store which carried groceries, some dry goods, a little farm equipment, and various odds and ends. He explains that the grandchildren were always allowed to get a soda or some candy as long as they kept up with their charge account. There was another store (that outlasted all the others) at the forks and had been there as long as Morton could remember. There was also a farm that had their own hand-operated gasoline pump and a little grocery store owned by another family. He makes sure to point out that these business endeavors were just supplemental income for the families. Farming was the primary income. He also says that all but the store at the forks went out of business in the 1940s or 1950s with the owners' deaths.

Keywords: Baloney; Building; Business; Candy; Cane Creek (Ky.); Canned goods; Cars; Charge accounts; Cheese; Chewing tobacco; Chronology; Cigarettes; Clothing; Color; Competition; Country stores; Crackers; Credit; Dairy feed; Death; Dry-goods; Farmers; Gas pumps; Grandchildren; Grandfathers; Groceries; Grocery stores; Handkerchiefs; Hardware; Hay; Health; Horseshoes; Houses; Income; Invoices; Keys; Matches; Money; Mule shoes; Nails; Names; Neighbors; Owners; Pinto beans; Soda; Stanton (Ky.); Stores; Tobacco; Trust; White bread; Wholesale; Women

Subjects: Country life; Family farms.; General stores; Small business--Kentucky; Small business--Ownership

00:57:50 - County stores and payment options for country stores / shipping and selling produce and livestock products

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Partial Transcript: So in addition to these, um, um, more local stores, what other businesses did, did the, uh, did your family living on this farm on, on Cane Creek when you first moved back in '46, where did you go to, uh, get farm needs, um, fence wire or something like this?

Segment Synopsis: Morton discusses where the family bought items not available at the local stores. He explains that they would go to Stanton, Kentucky or Rossyln, Kentucky if they needed something. He says Stanton was a 30 minute car drive away on gravel roads, so the family wouldn't drive there for one item but wait until they had to go for other reasons or needed multiple things. He also discusses how the post office for Cane Creek was actually in Rosslyn, Kentucky and describes the delivery system for it. He says there had been other post offices, too. He then discusses the payment system for the local country stores, saying you could pay cash, barter things like eggs, chickens, or butter, or keep a credit account which you generally paid off monthly. Morton also talks about trucking livestock products and tobacco from the farm to Mount Sterling, Kentucky, Winchester, Kentucky, and Lexington, Kentucky. He says the corn and garden produce were for home use.

Keywords: Bartering; Bowen (Ky.); Butter; Cane Creek (Ky.); Cash; Catalogs; Chickens; Children; Coats; Country stores; Credit; Death; Dresses; Eggs; Family; Fathers; Goods; Grandfathers; Gravel roads; Houses; Lexington (Ky.); Montgomery County (Ky.); Mount Sterling (Ky.); Mountains; Orders; Post offices; Powell County (Ky.); Rosslyn (Ky.); Sears & Roebuck; Selling; Stanton (Ky.)); Tobacco; Travel; Wholesalers; Winchester (Ky.)

Subjects: Agriculture.; Country life; Crops; Family farms.; Farm life.; General stores; Livestock; Rural conditions; Rural roads; Subsistence farming; Traditional farming

01:04:30 - Livestock / grandfather

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Partial Transcript: How, how was the, the corn kept during the year after you harvested it?

Segment Synopsis: Livestock and crops are briefly discussed. Following this, the life of Morton's grandfather is examined.

Keywords: Acreage; Barns; Boarders; Bowen (Ky.); Cane Creek (Ky.); Cattle; Corn; Corn cribs; Cousins; Creeks; Crushers; Cumberland Pipeline Company; Estill County (Ky.); Farm land; Farming; Farming operations; Fathers; Grain; Grandfathers; Grandmothers; Gristmills; Hollows; Houses; Husks; Income; Intersections; Lee County (Ky.); Level land; Logs; Lumber; Mountain farms; Mules; Occupations; Oil fields; Oil wells; Pigs; Pipelines; Powell County (Ky.); Railroad cars; Railroad companies; Railroad ties; Retail; Rooms; Sawmills; Sons; South Fork; Stores; Supervisors; Trains

Subjects: Agriculture.; Crops; Employment--Kentucky; Families.; Family farms.; Farm life.; Livestock; Logging; Subsistence farming; Traditional farming

01:11:55 - Heating on Cane Creek and Covington

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Partial Transcript: So getting back to the farm, again, uh, that you grew up on after you moved from Covington, what, what kind of heating did you have there?

Segment Synopsis: Morton talks of the heating methods used in the Cane Creek area both during the 1940s and in the 1990s. Morton also examines the type of heating that he had during his childhood in Covington (also in the 1940s).

Keywords: Burning coal; Coal stoves; Comparisons; Conversion; Farmers; Fathers; Gas companies; Gas cooking; Gas heaters; Gas lines; Heating; Houses; Natural gas; Uncles; Wells

Subjects: Cane Creek (Ky.); Childhood; Country life; Covington (Ky.); Family farms.; Farm life.; Rural conditions; Stanton (Ky.)

01:15:22 - Fertilizer / bench fields and trails

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Partial Transcript: Okay, getting back with, uh, with fertilizers, you mentioned, um, off the tape something about, uh, lime burning and fertilizer.

Segment Synopsis: Morton briefly chronicles the different types of fertilizer used in Cane Creek during the 1940s. Then, bench fields and the paths leading up to them are detailed.

Keywords: Animal paths; Animals; Barns; Bench fields; Burning; Cane Creek (Ky.); Chains; Crops; Distances; Erosion; Fathers; Fertilizer; Fields; Harvest; Hillsides; Horses; Hunters; Inclines; Limestone; Louisiana; Plowing; Roads; Rocks; Sage grass; Sleds; Stanton (Ky.); Stones; Streams; Timber; Trails; Wood

Subjects: Country life; Crops; Family farms.; Farm life.; Land use, Rural.; Rural conditions; Subsistence farming; Traditional farming

01:20:30 - Hunting

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Partial Transcript: And this farmstead where you, you grew up on starting in '46, was hunting used, uh, to supplement your diet?

Segment Synopsis: Morton briefly recalls hunting and its place in his family during his childhood.

Keywords: Animals; Consumption; Edible; Family; Hobbies; Hunting; Shotguns; Squirrels; Values; Waste

Subjects: Childhood; Families.; Recreation

01:21:16 - Hogs / father's sawmill

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Partial Transcript: W--did you let your, um, your, um, your pigs--did they run, run, uh, free in the woods or anything, or?

Segment Synopsis: Morton describes how the hogs were kept on his childhood farm. Morton then discusses both the sawmill his father operated with Morton's uncle and the sawmill that the two of them operated together some years later (approximately in the 1950s).

Keywords: Acreage; Average price; Board feet; Boundaries; Brothers; Cane Creek (Ky.); Confined; Covington (Ky.); Fathers; Fences; Finance; Handle; Hardwoods; Inflation; Interest; Locations; Lump sums; Money; Montgomery County (Ky.); Oak; Occupations; Orders; Owners; Partnerships; Pigs; Pine; Plots; Powell County (Ky.); Property; Property boundary lines; Railroad ties; Sawmills; Shipbuilding; Timber; Travel; Trees; Uncles; Wolfe County (Ky.); Wooden fences; Woods

Subjects: Agriculture.; Childhood; Country life; Employment--Kentucky; Families.; Family farms.; Farm life.; Food animals.; Livestock.; Lumber trade; Subsistence farming; Traditional farming

01:29:41 - Sawmill logistics then and now

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Partial Transcript: In terms of, uh, the, uh, the actual process of, of timbering, could you explain what it--what--you said you mentioned you moved your saw mill from location to location. What exactly did you move, and what had to be set up?

Segment Synopsis: Morton describes the logistics of running a sawmill operation, such as the types of saws he used in his saw-milling operation. Morton also talks of the sawmill that his father ran when Morton was a child.

Keywords: Baloney; Barns; Beans; Biscuits; Blades; Cane Creek (Ky.); Carriages; Chainsaws; Coffee; Competition; Cousins; Covers; Cross-cut saws; Direct drive chainsaws; Dragging; Edging saws; Eggs; Farming; Farms; Fathers; Logistics; Logs; Lumber; Lunch; Models; Mule teams; Mules; Pork; Rain; Roofs; Sawmill operators; Sawmills; Saws; Schools; Stanton (Ky.); Timber; Timber boundary; Tractors; Travel; Trucks; Uncles; Woods; Work

Subjects: Childhood; Country life; Employment--Kentucky; Families.; Lumber trade

01:38:07 - Childhood--Education

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Partial Transcript: And you mention, like, uh, while your dad was doing the, the, um, lumber activities, you were going to school. Where did you go to school?

Segment Synopsis: Morton talks of his and his siblings' various educational paths. Morton reflects upon his elementary school days. The role Morton's parents played in his education is also mentioned.

Keywords: Agriculture; Air Force; Algebra; Bowen Elementary School; Brothers; Christmas; Christmas trees; Civics; Closets; Coal; Coats; College credit; Colleges; Consolidated schools; Country schools; Courses and lectures; Dimensions; Diplomas; Elementary schools; English; Enrollment; Fathers; High schools; Homework; Life; Lower Cane Creek; Lunch; Marriage; Master's degrees; Middle schools; Moonshine stills; Mothers; Natural Bridge Stone Company; Neighborhoods; One-room schools; Parents; Potbelly stoves; Principals; Sawmills; Siblings; Sisters; Stanton (Ky.); Stanton Consolidated School; Studies; Upper Cane Creek Elementary School; Upper Cane Creek School; Windows; Work; World history

Subjects: Education--Kentucky; Families.; Rural children; Rural schools--Kentucky; Teachers--Kentucky

01:48:59 - Childhood--Routine and discipline

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Partial Transcript: And did your parents, um, regulate your, your, um, your timing, and so forth in, in regards to you had to go to bed a certain time, you had to get up at a certain time, uh, how would that work?

Segment Synopsis: Morton talks about his daily routine as a child and mentions how he would be punished when he disobeyed his parents or teachers.

Keywords: Bedtime; Belts; Chores; Colleges; Elementary schools; Fathers; Homework; Life; Mothers; Parents; Poverty; Punishment; Razor straps; Rulers; Smacking; Spanking; Stanton (Ky.); Switches; Teachers

Subjects: Childhood; Discipline of children; Families.; School discipline

01:53:03 - Childhood--Toys

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Partial Transcript: Well as, as you grew older, uh, in, in, in your childhood, uh, about, about how old were you--did, did your dad talk to you about the birds and bees? Was, was that his job, or?

Segment Synopsis: Morton briefly talks about the role of sex in his life, especially during his childhood. Morton then discusses the various toys he and his cousins had during his childhood.

Keywords: Allowance; Car tires; Checkers; Cousins; Covington (Ky.); Cowboy guns; Dolls; Dust; Experience; Finance; Friends; Gravel; Holsters; Knowledge; Neighbors; Parents; Pencils; Rag dolls; Rubber bands; Secondhand trade; Sex; Stores; Summer; Tires; Toy trucks; Toys

Subjects: Childhood; Christmas; Poverty; Recreation; Rural children

01:59:35 - Pets / vacation and holidays

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Partial Transcript: Um, living at the house you came to after moving from, um, Covington, um, did you have any pets?

Segment Synopsis: Morton briefly talks of the pets he had growing up. The vacations and holidays Morton took are also mentioned.

Keywords: 4th of July; Anniversaries; Apples; Beds; Birthdays; Brothers; Cane Creek (Ky.); Cats; Cemeteries; Children; Christmas trees; Church buildings; Churches; Covington (Ky.); Dog; Easter; Egg hunts; Estill County (Ky.); Family reunions; Farm; Fathers; Fire crackers; Fireworks; Flowers; Food; Fort Lee (Va); Goldfish; Grandparents; Grapes; Houses; Hunting dogs; Lee County (Ky.); Memorial Day; New York City (N.Y.); Oranges; Outdoors; Parents; Pets; Picnics; Relatives; Richmond (Va.); Rock candy; Rodents; School buildings; Siblings; Stanton (Ky.); Sundays; Table scraps; Thanksgiving; Toys; Uncles; Variety stores; Winchester (Ky.); Woolworth's

Subjects: Christmas; Country life; Families.; Farm life.; Holidays--Kentucky; Rural children; Rural conditions; Travel

02:08:27 - Childcare / farm and community

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Partial Transcript: With, uh--growing up again at the, at the farm, uh, with, with the younger children, your brothers and sisters, um, who kept care of the younger ones during the day?

Segment Synopsis: Morton explains how the childcare responsibilities were divided up when he was a child himself. Several aspects of the Cane Creek community are considered, especially the heavily Christian population and the various churches in the area.

Keywords: Additions; Art; Aunts; Babysitting; Baptist churches; Bible stories; Bibles; Books; Boone Creek; Buildings; Cancer; Cane Creek (Ky.); Cane Creek Union Church; Christianity; Comic books; Community; Daughters; Dictionary; Dimensions; Fairy tales; Fathers; Grandfathers; Grandmothers; Houses; Junior lodges; Lower Cane Creek; Morris Creek Church; Mothers; Neighbors; Newspapers; Non-denominational; Parents; Preachers; Relatives; Sunday school; Upper Cane Creek

Subjects: Churches--Kentucky; Communities.; Country life; Families.; Family farms.; Farm life.; Religion; Rural children; Rural churches; Rural conditions

02:16:42 - Community organizations / church and weddings

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Partial Transcript: As you were growing up, were there any other, um--about 1946 on, uh, what, what sort of community organizations were there?

Segment Synopsis: Morton examines the various community organizations around Cane Creek during his early years. Morton also reiterates several points on the Cane Creek Union Church. The practice of weddings throughout the years on Cane Creek is also explored.

Keywords: "Dinner on the ground"; Baptism; Baptist churches; Brothers; Cane Creek (Ky.); Cane Creek Union Church; Carpet; Ceremony; Church of Christ; Church of God; Community; Congregation; Conversion; Courthouses; Cousins; Decisions; Donations; Dry Ridge (Ky.); Elders; Formal weddings; Grant County (Ky.); Homes; Honeymoons; Husbands; June; June meetings; Junior lodges; Maintenance; Marriage; Masonic lodges; Minister's wife; Ministers; Money; Organizations; Pentecostal churches; Picnics; Preachers; Presbyterian; Presbyterian churches; Remodeling; Repairs; Revivals; Siblings; Sisters; Stanton (Ky.); Sunday dinners; Sundays; Uncles; Vote; Weddings

Subjects: Churches--Kentucky; Communities.; Religion; Rural churches

02:27:17 - Healthcare / farm logistics

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Partial Transcript: Now, as you're growing up at the, uh, the farm after Covington, where did your family go for healthcare needs?

Segment Synopsis: Morton explains the healthcare procedures and practices available during his childhood. Logistics of Morton's childhood are explained, including how garbage was disposed of, how the laundry was done, locations of the outbuildings, and when electricity was installed.

Keywords: Animals; Aunts; Barns; Barrels; Blood purification; Board fences; Burning; Burns; Burying; Butter; Cash; Cellars; Clark County (Ky.); Clippings; Covington (Ky.); Cows; Cured meat; Distance; Ditches; Electricity; Estill County (Ky.); Family doctors; Fathers; Flowers; Garbage; Gas-operated washing machines; Gates; Grandparents; Grass; Great-grandparents; Herbs; Holes; Home remedies; Hospitals; Houses; Income; Iris; Kitchens; Lard; Laundry; Lawnmowers; Lexington (Ky.); Lily; Loans; Logistics; Molasses; Money; Mothers; Mount Sterling (Ky.); Mules; National Rural Electric Cooperative Association; Pork; Pork lard; Powell County (Ky.); Rakes; Roses; Rural Electric Association (REA); Sassafras tea; Sausages; Smokehouses; Stanton (Ky.); Stomach pain; Structures; Sulfur; Teas; Tin cans; Toilets; Trust; Uncles; Unlocked; Washing machines; Well covers; Wells; Winchester (Ky.); Yards; Yellow root

Subjects: Childhood; Country life; Family farms.; Farm life.; Health care issues, costs, and access; Medical care--Kentucky; Rural conditions; Rural electrification; Waste disposal.

02:39:22 - Sketch of childhood home

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Partial Transcript: Well if you would, I wanna give you a piece of paper here, and if could you maybe, you know, make a little sketch map for me?

Segment Synopsis: Morton provides a sketch and description of his childhood farm, located in Cane Creek, Stanton, Powell County, Kentucky. An emphasis is placed upon the exterior aspects of the home, but the interior is also briefly mentioned.

Keywords: Acreage; Apple trees; Architecture; Barn hollow branch; Barns; Branches; Buildings; Burn areas; Cane Creek (Ky.); Cellars; Cherries; Cherry trees; Chicken houses; Creeks; Dimensions; Dirt; Doorways; Drawing; Extensions; Farmhouses; Fathers; Fences; Fields; Flat ground; Fruit trees; Garbage; Gardens; Gas wells hollow; Gooseberry bushes; Ground; Hog lots; Hollows; Houses; Human waste; Kitchens; Lime; Main entrances; Maps; Outhouses; Plants; Rear entrances; River forks; Roads; Roadways; Sketches; Spring; Stanton (Ky.); Steep; Stock barns; Streams; Tillable land; Timber; Tobacco barns; Tractors; Tributary; Watershed; Wells; Yards

Subjects: Cattle; Childhood; Country life; Family farms.; Farm buildings; Farm life.; Kentucky; Livestock; Rural conditions; Subsistence farming; Traditional farming