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OH043 John L. DeLime Oral History

John L. DeLime Oral History

Collection Title: West Kentucky History and Culture – Land Between the Lakes Series

Series Number: OH043

Interviewee: DeLime, John L.

Interviewer: Jerry Herndon

Date interviewed: June 14, 1979

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: March 5, 2010

Description: 2 sound disc and 1 cassette tape - identical recordings (1 hour, 24 minutes)

Abstract: John L. DeLime discusses his job at the Land Between the Lakes Wildlife Refuge. He recalls the Refuge starting in 1937 and offers a brief history. DeLime began employment in 1946. His duties included trapping deer and turkey and relocating them to other parts of Kentucky to rebuild wildlife populations. He mentions other wildlife in the park such as bobcat, beaver, mink and fox. He also explains their activities and habits. DeLime departed the region in 1950.

Biographical / Historical note: John L. DeLime was employed by the National Park Service in Kentucky, Florida, Virginia, Louisiana and Tennessee from 1946 until his retirement.

General information: No user access to original recordings. Use audio user copies, digital derivatives, transcripts, and/or tape indexes. This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission for reproduction must be requested from Murray State University.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

DeLime, John

Land Between The Lakes (Ky. and Tenn.) – History.

Wildlife refuges – Kentucky.

Wildlife management – Kentucky.

Research Notes: Index and abstract included with oral history.