Interview with Henry Lewis, January 6, 1980

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Henry Lewis was born at Cowhead in Leslie County in 1905 and attended school through the third grade before leaving to work on the family farm. In 1918 he began his first coal mining job. He discusses his mining career up to his retirement in 1960. Lewis contributes many observations of life in Eastern Kentucky during the first half of the twentieth century, including road building, violence and the criminal justice system, early physicians and dental practitioners, "granny women" and herb doctors and the gathering of roots and herbs for medicinal purposes.

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1982oh023_fns166

Interviewee Name

Henry Lewis

Interviewer Name

Sadie W. Stidham

Interview Date

1980-01-06

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Lewis, Henry Interview by Sadie W. Stidham. 06 Jan. 1980. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Lewis, H. (1980, January 06). Interview by S. W. Stidham. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Lewis, Henry, interview by Sadie W. Stidham. January 06, 1980, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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