Larry R. Gibson
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This interview is one of several in the Oral History of Appalachia collection in which the primary focus of conversation is national and world history. Mr. Payne was born in Acme, West Virginia. He talks about his family, school, chores, and preserving food. He also discusses mining, the Battle of Blair Mountain, and the 1916 Cabin Creek Flood. Mr. Payne recites some of his poems and talks about the Depression. As of 1973, he was residing in Sharon, West Virginia.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-43.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-43, Huntington, WV.