Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 4, 1990
Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project
Interview SummaryWorld horseshoe pitcher, Omar Blackender, from Fairdale, was 62 when he started pitching horseshoes professionally. He talks about horseshoe pitching rules, like the weight of the horseshoe and the clay used on the ground.
Jim Richardson talks about the Frankfort Cemetery in Frankfort, Kentucky. He talks about the people that visit the cemetery and mentions some of the people buried there, including Daniel Boone and several Kentucky governors.
Rick Bell talks about the Daniel Boone exhibit at the Filson Club Museum in Louisville, Kentucky.
A few recordings are played from the Kentucky To-Do, an annual gathering of the Kentucky Bar Association for lawyers, Supreme Court judges, and newspaper persons who sing, do storytelling, and other entertainment. Bobby Richardson of Eighty Eight in Barren County, Kentucky, tells stories about his community and talks about the politics of the area.
Bastin talks about George Vest's life, including his birthplace at the Vest Lindsey House in Frankfort and his work as a political leader and legislator. He tells a story about a case where Vest defended a dog who had been shot and killed, supposedly coining the phrase "a dog is a man's best friend."
Helen List talks about the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, Kentucky. She mentions it being inspired by Notre-Dame in Paris, France, and talks about the construction process of the church. She also talks about the architecture of the building and tells the stories behind some of the stained glass windows.
Christine Teagarden talks about the Bearded Lady, Janice Devere, from Bracken County, Kentucky, who was her aunt. She reveals Devere's real name to be Mary Ann Persinger Krepps and talks about her family.
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