Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 12, 1991
Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project
Interview SummaryGlen Bastin first speaks to Ron Daley, editor of the Troublesome Creek Times newspaper in Knott County (Ky.). They discuss the Troublesome Creek community and the paper's annual April Fool's edition.
Glen Bastin then meets with Jerry Morris, a sales manager at the Campbell House in Lexington (Ky.). Their conversation focuses on the Rolls-Royces owned by the Campbell House.
Then, Bastin meets with John Purdy, the Museum Director of the Patton Museum located in Fort Knox (Ky.). They discuss General Patton, the gold depository in Fort Knox, and the items on display in the museum.
Then, Glen Bastin speaks with Stan Wrestler, a member of the Kentuckiana Antique Bottle and Outhouse Society. They discuss Stan's hobby of finding antique bottles in the locations of former outhouses.
Glen Bastin also introduces the discussion found in Issue 13 about a fairy photographed in "A Guide to the Wildflowers and Ferns of Kentucky."
Glen then meets with Tony Vance, the owner of an antique store in Glendale, Kentucky. They discuss the town, Vance's antique shop, and other businesses in the city.
Additionally, Glen Bastin speaks with David Yancy of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife about the growing eagle population in Kentucky.
Glen then visits Fort Harrods, located in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Susan Bearington provides a tour of the historic landmark. Throughout the tour, Glen speaks to Maggie True, who makes baskets; John, a blacksmith; and Dennis Ballard, a woodworker. Additionally, he speaks with Nancy Lively about a Civil War collection. His tour with Susan Bearington also features the largest Hedge-Apple tree in the United States.
The issue ends with Glen Bastin sharing details about Old Kaintuck, a club for expatriates from Kentucky.
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