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RT398_F666M_1957_07

Publication Date

1-1-1957

Description

Interviews with Logan County settlers Mrs. Cassidy, Mrs. W.A. Caswell, and G.N. Luker regarding their experiences homesteading in Logan County, Kansas in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Accounts of conflicts between Indigenous Americans and white settlers are included. The beginning of the recording is poor quality.
00:00:16 - Mrs. Cassidy, raising cattle in Logan County in 1903
00:01:02 - Local stores
00:01:29 - Churches
00:03:05 - Telephones
00:03:36 - Farming
00:05:19 - Blizzards
00:06:15 - Horse disease
00:06:43 - Dust storms
00:08:06 - Native animals
00:09:30 - Storing wheat and the first elevator
00:11:00 - Treating sickness and disease outbreaks
00:12:29 - Schools
00:14:15 - Prices of common items
00:15:43 - Experiences with local Romani groups
00:18:57 - Experiences with hobos
00:20:45 - Mrs. W.A. Caswell and moving to Logan County in 1888
00:23:17 - Harboring outlaws
00:24:50 - Acquiring land
00:26:06 - Literary societies, dances, and play parties
00:26:21 - 1899 fire in Oakley, KS
00:26:54 - Teaching experience and schools in Oakley
00:30:35 - Raising horses and mechanical advancements
00:31:35 - G.N. Luker and the story of the John and Lydia German family, killed in a skirmish with Indigenous Americans in Six Mile Gulch in 1874 00:50:12 - Quanah Parker and the Adobe Walls fight
00:59:27 - Billy Dixon and the Buffalo Wallow fight

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reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Frontier and pioneer life, rural schools, farming, Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939, Typhoid fever, Romanies, tramps, sod houses, Russell Springs (Kan.), crime, Wildfires, teachers, Fort Hays (Kan.), Indigenous Americans, Smoky Hill Trail (Colo. and Kan.), Immigrants -- Germany, Fort Wallace (Kan.), Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes -- Oklahoma, Forced Indigenous Removal, 1813-1903, Parker, Quanah, 1845?-1911, Comanche, Dixon, Billy, 1850-1913, Homesteaders, Indigenous Americans

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© Forsyth Library Special Collections, Fort Hays State University

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Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections

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eng

Interview with Logan County Settlers

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