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Ashe County Oral History

Collection of interviews with notable Ashe County residents

Otis Osborne was a World War I veteran who encountered both Lenin and Trotsky while stationed in Russia during the revolution. He also relates details about life at the turn of the century.

Index of Topics

Part 1


0:20 threshing machine that came to the farm

2:08 cooking

2:52 what the children did and then back to the farming machine

4:47 grain mills

6:14 cows milk

6:44 preservatives


Part 4 

0:00      Talks about his horse being attacked by coyotes

2:13      Pine Holes

4:39      Hot springs on island

6:23      Government/Constitution 

10:00    Navy