Interview with Don Sparkman, June 1, 1980

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Don Sparkman was born in Hyden in 1907. His father taught school, became sheriff, and then worked in the coal mines. Sparkman recalls Hyden before Prohibition, other early businesses in Hyden and various personalities. Sparkman witnessed the Morgan-Colwell shoot-out in downtown Hyden in which two people were killed. He also talks briefly about Mary Breckinridge coming to the area and how some of the initial distrust of her disappeared after she helped her first patient.

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1982oh027_fns170

Interviewee Name

Don Sparkman

Interviewer Name

Sadie W. Stidham

Interview Date

1980-06-01

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Sparkman, Don Interview by Sadie W. Stidham. 01 Jun. 1980. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Sparkman, D. (1980, June 01). Interview by S. W. Stidham. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Sparkman, Don, interview by Sadie W. Stidham. June 01, 1980, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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