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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. At the time of the interview, Mrs. Orpha Bowling lived in Greenup (Ky), but has also lived in Buchanan County (VA), Jamboree (KY), and North Matewan (WV). She discusses: her personal history; her family; family members serving in the military; her jobs and duties on the farms they lived at; race relations; anecdotes; home remedies, rural doctors, and health problems (such as spinal meningitis & typhoid fever); midwifes and delivering children; her education (including anecdotes); life in a coal camp; an anecdote about Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts; and other topics.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-598.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-598, Huntington, WV.