Interview with Alice B. Blanton, October 30, 2008
Part of Bourbon in Kentucky Oral History Project
- Interview with Alice B. Blanton, October 30, 2008
- Alice B. Blanton; interviewee. Thomas Troland; interviewer.
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- Alice B. Blanton, of Frankfort, Kentucky, was born in 1918. She is the daughter of James Bacon Blanton and the niece of Colonel Albert B. Blanton, former president of the distillery now called Buffalo Trace. Blanton received a degree in mathematics from the University of Kentucky and worked for her father's construction company in Frankfort. In this interview, Blanton describes members of her family, including her father, mother and Uncle Albert, and recalls playing on the grounds of the distillery as a child. She talks about her life, describing her education and career. In addition, Blanton talks about the town of Frankfort and describes the effects that major events, including the Great Depression and Prohibition, had on Frankfort's citizens.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
- University of Kentucky
- Buffalo Trace Distillery, Whiskey, Whiskey industry -- Kentucky, Prohibition, Blanton, Albert B. (Albert Bacon), 1881-1959, Depressions -- 1929, Frankfort (Ky.)
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