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Interview with Jane Butler, December 3, 2013

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia
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00:00:24 - Childhood

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Partial Transcript: I'm Jane Wilson Butler Abernathy, and I was born...

Segment Synopsis: Butler talks about her childhood in Leslie, Georgia. She explains the agricultural background of Leslie and describes the schooling she had as a child. Butler shares stories of her father's work as a doctor.

Keywords: Americus; Leslie, Georgia; agriculture; education; gym

00:07:33 - Family history / Changes to Leslie

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Partial Transcript: So, my family has many long roots...

Segment Synopsis: Butler talks about the history of her family and the family house. She describes changes to Leslie since the 1950's including changes to local businesses, infrastructure renovations, and the loss of Leslie's post office. Butler describes the town's Antique Dogwood Festival.

Keywords: Antique Dogwood Festival; Bud and Cliff Bass; Elizabeth Doney Wilson; Frank Wilson IV; Frank Wilson Sr.; grocery delivery; post office

00:14:19 - The Leslie telephone museum

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Partial Transcript: The Telephone Museum is a very well-kept secret...

Segment Synopsis: Butler talks about the history of the Georgia Rural Telephone museum which was founded by Tommy C. Smith. She reflects on the culture and community of Leslie.

Keywords: Georgia Rural Telephone Museum; Tommy C. Smith; antiques