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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. Mr. Chapman was born in Lawrence County in Ironton, Ohio. He discusses: detailed information about his childhood and the town he grew up in; an anecdote about a dog stealing newspapers; an anecdote about his brother falling into a drop pit; as well as his employment history, including very detailed information about his apprenticeship as a blacksmith. It also contains an extra page describing Dutchman welding as shown for the top rail of a locomotive frame.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-47.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-47, Huntington, WV.