Interview with Russell Patton (1907-1994)

Title

Interview with Russell Patton (1907-1994)

Description

Recording 1: Patton shares stories about the Hueysville community, especially practical jokes his father played.

Recording 2: Patton shares more stories from the community. He talks about Garrett Theater, fox hunting, his father pulling teeth, going to dances, bean stringings, pie suppers, and watching films at Bosco Theater. He talks about his grandfather (Wiley Patton), a sulfur fire, and his skill at throwing rocks.

Recording 3: Patton talks about going to work in the coal mines as a teenager, as well as employment at a factory and Bethlehem Steel. He talks about his father's (Morgan Patton) work in logging and railroad, and his father's travels. He also shares stories from the life of his grandfather, Wiley Patton.

Date

June 7, 1979

Rights

Submitted by Richard and Susan Salisbury.

Interviewer

Susan Patton Salisbury

Interviewee

Russell Patton

Location

Hueysville, Kentucky

Files

Collection

Citation

“Interview with Russell Patton (1907-1994),” Floyd County History Collection, accessed June 23, 2017, http://history.fclib.org/items/show/10.

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