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Interview with David Earl Walker as part of the Nash County Cultural Center Oral History Project. Walker, who grew up in Scuffletown, NC, discusses his family history in relation to the Argo Mine in Nash Country, for which his great-grandfather worked in the 1880s, and from which he has retained memorabilia such as a payroll book, a lamp, and gold weight scales. He describes singing in a Baptist gospel music group called The Masters, which included a vocal trio, a pianist, and later a bassist and guitarist. The Masters bought a bus from the Dixie Melody Boys and toured around NC and various adjacent states, also recording a few albums. He also recalls his work as a state trooper and how that led to meeting his wife, a French teacher in Fayetteville. They had one son and after his work as a highway patrolman he worked for CSX Railroad and later retired.

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