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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1958_09

Publication Date

7-4-1958

Description

An interview with Charles F. Miller and John & Catherine Wolfram regarding their experiences as homesteaders on the Kansas plains. Second half of the recording is muffled.
Interview with Charles F. Miller
00:00:48 - Coming to Kansas in 1886
00:02:58 - Graham County Kansas
00:04:37 - Schools in Graham County
00:07:28 - Literary Society
00:08:32 - Farming in Kansas
00:10:29 - Community events and church services
00:11:53 - Experiences as a school teacher
00:13:11 - Experiences as a County Surveyor
00:15:09 - Prairie fire of 1894
00:17:39 - Picnics and parties
00:19:00 - Teacher salaries
00:20:38 - Blizzards of 1886 and 1958
00:21:40 - Smallpox outbreak
00:23:38 - Interview with John and Catherine Wolfram
00:24:03 - Coming to Kansas in 1869
00:25:12 - Memories of Herndon, KS
00:26:30 - Life in a sod house
00:27:16 - Farming in western Kansas
00:28:49 - School experiences
00:32:03 - Churches
00:34:46 - Homelife
00:35:50 - Parties
00:37:40 - Types of entertainment
00:39:38 - Availability of stores
00:40:38 - 1902 Herndon Fire
00:42:08 - Transportation
00:47:26 - Celebrating Christmas

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Frontier and pioneer life, Farming, Sod houses, Teachers, Rural schools, Graham County (Kan.), Surveying, Wild fires, Logan County (Kan.)

Rights

© Forsyth Library Special Collections, Fort Hays State University

Publisher

Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections

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For questions contact ScholarsRepository@fhsu.edu

Language

eng

Interview with Charles F. Miller, and John & Catherine Wolfram

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