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Mr. Hayner was born and reared in Logan County at the turn of the century. Vivid recollections of a teenage cross-country hobo trip are the basis of this interview. During this trip Mr. Hayner worked as a dishwasher in St.Louis, a wheat harvester in Nebraska, and a goat herder on a Montana ranch. Other reminiscences include early family history (his ancestors include Hessian soldiers during the Revolution, an Indian chieftan, and Methodist circuit riders), railroad building in coal country, John D. Rockefeller's interests in West Virginia, moonshining, and the Hatfields.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-114.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-114, Huntington, WV.