Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – Kentucky Dam Project
Series Number: OH211
Interviewee: Moore, Eugene
Interviewer: Hosking, Michael
Date interviewed: November 13, 1995
Processed by: Processed by Benjamin J. Drake in April of 2013.
Date processed: April 17, 2013
Description: 1 sound disc (51 minutes)
Abstract: Eugene Moore discusses life in the Jackson Purchase area of Kentucky before, during and after the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) began construction on the Kentucky Dam. He describes the history of the area and the early pioneers that settled in the region around the dam. He recalls the impact the dam had during the Second World War and the post-War era. Much of the interview focuses on biographical information pertaining to Eugene Moore and family history.
Biographical / Historical note: Eugene Moore was born on Route 3 in Murray, Kentucky on December 9, 1924. He attended the Murray City School, Murray State School, and Almo School. When the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) began construction on the Kentucky Dam project he worked for his father who owned a lumber company, which cleared timber where the reservoir presently exists. In 1943, he was drafted in the Navy and served in the Pacific Theater of the Second World War. After he was discharged, he briefly attended Murray State College before he worked with a trucking company from 1948 to 1959. He and his wife later opened a restaurant and a small clothing store in Murray.
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