Story: Root Digger Hall Gets Baptised
One of several humorous stories told by Bert Combs speaking at an annual O'Tucks banquet in Hamilton, Ohio during the early 1970s A native of Clay County, Kentucky, as were many in his audience, he served as Governor from 1959 to 1963 He also served as a federal judge and at the time of this event he was in private law practice in Louisville, Kentucky
"O'Tucks" is a contraction of "Ohioans from Kentucky" The organization was started by Stanley Dezarn in 1959 to be a means for Kentuckians moved to the Hamilton, Ohio area to preserve and celebrate their native culture in a new setting Dezarn, a teacher and school principal, was a native of Clay County, Kentucky as were many others who had moved to the Ohio community to work for the Champion Paper Company
Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College
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Combs, Bert T, “Story: Root Digger Hall Gets Baptised,” Berea College Special Collections & Archives, accessed January 30, 2023, https://bereasound.libraryhost.com/items/show/5177.