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This interview is one of a series conducted concerning Lincoln County History. Raymond Black discusses: his family; his father (a local preacher at a Methodist Church) who opened a store called Blacks Brothers Merchandize; his father buying timber for the Armstrong Timber Company; the railroads; farming; individuals such as Jason Pridemore & Ray Gene; buying and trading items such as eggs at the general store; the Island Creek Coal Company; work during the Great Depression; road building; oil drilling; gas wells; different churches and religions (Methodists, Baptists, Mormons, and the Church of Christ); the timber industry; a brief mention of the Amherst Coal Company buying goods; a brief mention of a church revival; and other topics.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-443.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-443, Huntington, WV.