Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with James M. Goble, November 15, 2006

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:02 - Childhood

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Partial Transcript: Hello, I am Lauren Click. Today is November fifteenth, two thousand and six, at five p.m. and I am at the office of James Goble, who is my papaw.

Segment Synopsis: Goble talks about when and where he was born. He then describes his childhood home, which was a coal camp house. Goble also recalls what he and his friends did for recreation, as well as what his family did for a living.

Keywords: Coal camps; Cowboys and Indians; Fathers; Grandfathers; Ironing; Kitchens; Matinees; Midwives; Mothers; Movies; Play; Sisters; Television

Subjects: Coal mines and mining; Families; Houses and homes; Kentucky--History; Midwives; Motion pictures; Prestonsburg (Ky.); Recreation

GPS: Prestonsburg (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.6657, -82.7715
00:05:02 - Growing up in Eastern Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Where did you get your household water and was it good?

Segment Synopsis: Goble discusses how his family obtained water and disposed of waste. He then describes how the family bathed.

Keywords: Bathing; Grandparents; Outhouses; Running water; Stoves; Washtubs; Water; Wells

Subjects: Kentucky--History; Plumbing.; Prestonsburg (Ky.); Rural conditions

GPS: Prestonsburg (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.6657, -82.7715