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During his interview, Forrest Atkinson reminisces about growing up on a farm in Cabell County, West Virginia. His father was a tobacco farmer and timber cutter. He focuses on food preservation processes and home entertainment, including music and books. He also focuses on changes in technology during his lifetime. In the audio clip provided, Mr. Atkinson discusses raising and selling tobacco.
Childhood reminiscences, farming, tobacco, raising livestock, Huntington, WV, living in Virginia, funerals and burials, food preservation, joining the army, Texas.
Appalachian Studies | History | Labor History | Military History | Oral History | United States History
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-84. This interview was conducted by David Atkinson. MDS exhibit prepared by Jennifer Gehringer, November, 2014.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-84, Huntington, WV.