Detail View: Oral Histories - KOHC 1974-1979: Rufus and Oakie Shelby

Filename: 
1976OH04.2 - Shelby.mp3
Identifier: 
1976OH04.2
Title: 
Rufus and Oakie Shelby
Biographical Sketch: 
Farmer Rufus Napolean Shelby was born on December 27, 1892. He died on September 1, 1984.
Description: 
Mr. Shelby remembers the burning of the river boat "City of Pittsburg." He recalls the construction of a section of the I.C. Railroad. Mr. Shelby also gives a brief history of the community of Kevil, businesses, telephone service, individuals and mentions huckster wagons operated by stores, adding comments on premiums available from Arbuckle and Lyons coffees.
Date: 
2/1/1977
Creator: 
Rufus Shelby & Oakie Shelby
Subject: 
Shelby, Rufus
Subject: 
Shelby, Oakie
Subject: 
History -- Ballard County (KY)
Subject: 
History -- Kevil (KY)
Subject: 
Railroads -- Illinois Central
Subject: 
Rivers -- Ohio
Subject: 
Steamboats -- City of Pittsburg
Publisher: 
Kentucky Oral History Commission
Contributor: 
Doris Elrod
Type: 
Oral History
Format: 
audio/mpeg
Language: 
English
Coverage: 
Ballard County
Rights: 
Permission must be obtained from The Kentucky Oral History Commission, part of the Kentucky Historical Society, prior to reuse of these recordings.
Duration: 
52 minutes
Bit Rate/Frequency: 
64kbps