Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with John T. Strojan, January 17, 2007

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:03 - Family and childhood

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Partial Transcript: --teen eight-one, as part of my employment at that time I moved to Morehead, Kentucky.

Segment Synopsis: Strojan talks about his family, including his brothers, one of whom is a teacher and one of whom works for the University of Georgia. He then talks about his childhood on a subsistence farm, as well as how the family disposed of its trash and got its water. Strojan also discusses his recreational activities during his childhood, such as hunting and trapping.

Keywords: Barns; Brothers; Chickens; Coal mining; Cows; Dumps; Farms; Fishing; Fluoridation; Hand pumps; Hunting; London Ranger District; Managers; Outhouses; Pennsylvania; Pigs; Savannah River Project; Scientists; Septic systems; Sons; Spring houses; Trapping; Trash; University of Georgia; Water; Wives

Subjects: Coal mines and mining; Daniel Boone National Forest (Agency : U.S.); Daniel Boone National Forest (Ky.); Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Families; Farms; Houses and homes; Morehead (Ky).; Recycling programs; Savannah River Site (S.C.); Septic tanks; South Carolina; Teachers; Waste disposal; Water

00:08:43 - Environmentalism

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Partial Transcript: Um, are you aware of PRIDE programs?

Segment Synopsis: Strojan talks about what he feels needs to be done in order to have a safer and cleaner environment, such as remedying sewage disposal and disposing of trash properly. He then talks about the problem of illegal dumping in Daniel Boone National Forest.

Keywords: Car batteries; Eastern Kentucky Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Environments; Laurel Lake Clean Up; Methamphetamine labs; Straight pipes; Trash disposal; White goods

Subjects: Daniel Boone National Forest (Agency : U.S.); Daniel Boone National Forest (Ky.); Education; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Fines and recoveries.; Laurel County (Ky.); Recycling programs; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Waste disposal; Wetlands.; Wildlife habitats

00:15:20 - Illegal dumps

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Partial Transcript: And when you observed in Vietnam the way that foreign countries dispose of their trash, was that, was that the same as here?

Segment Synopsis: Strojan talks about his deployment during the Vietnam War. He then talks about the problem of illegal dumping in Eastern Kentucky and the progress that Laurel County (Ky.) has made in cleaning them up.

Keywords: Appliances; Batteries; Dumps, illegal; Eastern Kentucky Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Trash; Trash disposal; White goods

Subjects: Daniel Boone National Forest (Agency : U.S.); Daniel Boone National Forest (Ky.); Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Estill County (Ky.); Grants; Infrastructure; Jackson County (Ky.); Laurel County (Ky.); Lee County (Ky.); Owsley County (Ky.); Refuse and refuse disposal.; Rockcastle (Ky.); Vietnam; Vietnam War, 1961-1975.; Waste disposal; Waste disposal sites; Whitley County (Ky.)