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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. Only the transcript for tapes 2 & 3 of 3 are available. In this interview, George F. Moran discusses: jobs, duties, and procedures of police officers; detailed information about a police chief named Sam Davis; other police officers such as Sergeant Wilson and a man named Clingenfield; a carnival concession called "Crazy House"; how carnivals scam people and what the police do to stop it; a very brief section on a Red Light District; information about places in Huntington, Guyandotte, and Wayne County; brief information about police officers such as John J. Dawson, Lieutenant Hud Vernatte, Lindon P. Carter, and others; politics and politicians in Huntington, WV; businessmen and other individuals in Huntington; some information about Marshall University; brief information about the interactions between the police and the news media; police photography; Mr. Moran's family; gun laws in the past, namely the "Johnson Pistol Toting Law"; and other topics.

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Moran, George Frederick, -- Autobiography.
Davis, Sam, Police Chief.
Marshall University -- Oral histories.
Politics -- West Virginia -- Oral histories.
Shift systems -- Oral histories.


Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-734.


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