Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 5, 1990
Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project
Interview SummaryTim Shields, from Scottsville, Kentucky, is the caller for square dancing held in the elementary school. He talks about transforming songs by persons such as Elvis Presley and turning them into square dancing songs.
Don Lafferty, called the "Kentucky Wonder Boy!," is a retired school teacher from Hardin County, Kentucky, and is a "World Go As You Please Match Champion" checker player. He talks about competitive checker playing and how he got interested in playing checkers.
Phyllis Anderson, from Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, is the writer of the League of Kentucky Sportsman editorials in the Happy Hunting Ground Magazine. She talks about being an editorial writer as well as an editor of the newspaper Kentucky Sportsman. She talks about her hobbies outside of writing and why she enjoys writing about Kentucky.
John Stephenson, the President of Berea College, gives the history and mission of the institution.
Richard Savage talks about old machines that he collects and restores, such as jukeboxes, music boxes, and Coke machines. He plays "Wake Up Little Susie" by the Everly Brothers on one of the jukeboxes.
Botanist Mary Wharton, author of "A Guide to Wildflowers and Ferns of Kentucky," talks about the Kentucky state flower, the Goldenrod, and other wildflowers.
Swan Lake, in Ballard County, is Kentucky's largest natural lake. Charles Caulder runs the state park office at the lake and offers a brief history.
Nancy and Dale Cooper talk about living in a cave in Wolfe County, Kentucky.
Bastin talks about African American inventor Garrett A. Morgan, from Bourbon County, Kentucky. He is known for inventing hair straightening cream, gas masks, and traffic signals.
Pauline Tabor-Webster talks about the bordello she ran called House on Clay Street, also known as Pauline's, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, from the 1930s to 1969.
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