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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1958_11

Publication Date

7-4-1958

Description

An interview with Michael and Elizabeth Wendelin regarding their experiences as immigrants on the western plains. Recording is occasionally difficult to understand.
00:00:08 - Michael Wendelin on immigrating to the United States from Austria in 1881
00:02:20 - Near drowning of a female cousin
00:02:55 - Experience with Indigenous Americans in Nebraska
00:04:05 - Engleberg's butcher shop
00:05:27 - Wagon accident
00:06:49 - Move to Kansas
00:07:46 - Fourth of July celebration
00:08:26 - Life in a sod house in Herndon, KS
00:09:44 - The Chicken Hawk's nest
00:10:54 - Family size and memories of life on the homestead
00:16:23 - Memories of Buffalo Bill
00:17:12 - More memories of Indigenous Americans
00:18:40 - Travels
00:24:35 - Getting married
00:27:02 - More travels around the country
00:30:02 - Introduction to Elizabeth Wendelin interview
00:30:30 - Coming to the United States
00:31:24 - Travels
00:33:28 - Experiences with Indigenous Americans in Kansas
00:34:38 - Homelife
00:36:58 - Life in a sod house
00:38:14 - School experiences
00:39:45 - "Iron George"
00:40:40 - Available entertainment
00:41:30 - Fashion
00:43:30 - Early settlers of Herndon
00:44:30 - Churches
00:46:05 - Men's fashion
00:46:30 - More experiences with Indigenous Americans
00:47:30 - Weddings
00:49:28 - Births
00:50:07 - Deaths
00:52:09 - Christmas
00:52:39 - Other holidays
00:54:25 - Herndon Ox Roast
00:55:30 - Stores in Herndon
00:56:12 - Railroad coming to Herndon
00:58:58 - Music
00:59:30 - Floods

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Frontier and pioneer life, Immigrants -- Austria, Indigenous Americans, Lincoln (Neb.), Nebraska, African Americans, Comanche Nation, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Salt Lake City, Utah, Buffalo

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 Michael and Elizabeth Wendelin

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