Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Sam Melton, November 20, 2006

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:00 - Childhood

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Partial Transcript: Okay, so...I have some stuff that you don't really have to worry about right now, I just have to say this for the tape.

Segment Synopsis: Melton describes his early life in London (Ky.), the home he grew up in, as well as the chores he would do at home and what he did for entertainment as a child.

Keywords: Barbourville (Ky.); Childhood; Childhood homes; Chores; Cumberland River; Games; Growing up; Kentucky; Knox County (Ky.); London (Ky.); Sports

Subjects: Childhood; Kentucky.; London (Ky.)

GPS: London (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.1275, -84.084167
00:04:46 - Environment growing up

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Partial Transcript: So what was the environment like, like, like was, like--where'd you put your trash and how was the air and the water?

Segment Synopsis: Melton discusses the environment where he grew up in London (Ky.). He discusses how he would dispose of garbage, how his home got water, and the air quality. He also discusses PRIDE with Thomas, describing areas that he thinks PRIDE should focus on moving forward, including littering.

Keywords: Air quality; Garbage; Litter; London (Ky.); Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Roadside litter; Sewers; Trash; Trash disposal; Water quality; Water treatment

Subjects: Childhood; Kentucky.; London (Ky.); Roadside litter

GPS: London (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.1275, -84.084167
00:11:47 - Education and jobs

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Partial Transcript: Well, no, wait--I have one more question.

Segment Synopsis: Melton discusses the various jobs he's had throughout his life around the country. He discusses getting his degree in geology and moving between several states for jobs before settling back down in Kentucky.

Keywords: California; Careers; Geologists; Geology; Grand Rapids (Mich.); Jobs; Kentucky; New Orleans (La.); Paper mills; Vaughn and Melton Engineers

Subjects: Employment; Geology.; Kentucky.

GPS: Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Map Coordinates: 42.96125, -85.655719