Publication Date

April 2008


This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Transcripton of an oral interview done with James Ashby, b. 1915, as part of a project entitled "A History of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Mammoth Cave National Park" (FA 81). Ashby discusses his experiences as a CCC worker first in Trigg County, Kentucky and then at Mammoth Cave, where he was a cook. He mentions recreational and social activities at the camp. He also discusses his experiences growing up in Drakesboro, Kentucky and Cave City, Kentucky. There are two transcripts for this interview; the second shorter transcript is attached as supplementary material.

ASHBY, James - Transcript(2).doc (92 kB)
Ashby Interview Part 2