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OH188 Nadine Weldon Oral History

Nadine Weldon Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – Duvin Mine Explosion

Series Number: OH188

Interviewee: Weldon, Nadine

Interviewer: Robyn W. Dunn

Date interviewed: 26 November 1995

Processed by: Processed by Benjamin J. Drake in September of 2012.

Date processed: October 1, 2012

Description: 1 sound disc (43 minutes)

Abstract: Nadine Weldon discusses the Duvin Mine Explosion which occurred in Providence, Kentucky on July 14, 1939. She was a sister of a survivor and provides a detailed account of the events at the mine and the rescue efforts that followed the explosion. She describes life in a mining community in western Kentucky during the 1930s. She also discusses the relationship her family had with F. V. Ruckman, the owner of the mine.

Biographical / Historical note: Nadine Weldon was born February 26, 1915 in Providence, Kentucky. She is the sister of Douglas Cates, survivor of the Duvin Mine Explosion on July 14, 1939.

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Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Weldon, Nadine, 1915-

Ruckman, Francis V., 1886-1951

Ruckman Coal Company.

Duvin Coal Mines (Providence, Ky.)

Coal miners – Kentucky – Webster County.

Coal mines and mining – Kentucky – Webster County.

Mine explosions – Kentucky.