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    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Oral History Collection

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Fordyce Bathhouse employees

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In the early 1980s interpretive rangers at Hot Springs National Park began recording oral accounts from some of the bathing attendants and other employees of the various bathhouses in town. These accounts include the recorded interview, written transcription, and photographs of each person interviewed. Later interviews were also conducted by local historians and park staff.

Below are links to the audio recordings and their text transcriptions. The audio files are large, so please be patient while they load.

 
 

Claudine Adams Audio Interview Transcript

 
 
Myrtle Cheatham

Myrtle Cheatham Audio Interview Transcript

 

Florine B. Coe Audio Interview Transcript

 
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Ernest Lemons Audio Interview Transcript

 

Audrey Olds Audio Interview Transcript

 

Elbert Payton Audio Interview Transcript

 

Eugenia Payton Audio Interview Transcript

 

Alfred Peppers Audio Interview Transcript

 

Marcus Phillips Audio Interview Transcript

 
Alroy Puckett

Alroy Puckett Audio Interview Transcript

 
 
Marylon Taylor

Marylon Taylor Audio Interview Transcript

 
 
Lewis "Snook" Wesson

Lewis "Snook" Wesson Audio Interview Transcript

 
Donna Woolard

Donna Woolard Audio Interview Transcript

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