Samuel J. Sackett Folklore Collection
 

Authors

Gary Long

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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1958_16

Publication Date

11-11-1958

Description

An interview with William Cicero Alcorn and his wife Eva Paxton Moyer Alcorn from Ionia, KS regarding their various life experiences in the early 20th century. Jess Alcorn Long of Ellis, KS is also included in the interview.
00:00:30 - Biographical information
00:01:37 - A strange marriage arrangement and a fight in Ionia
00:03:41 - Moyer and Paxton family history
00:05:57 - Eva Alcorn's arrival in Kansas
00:07:23 - School experiences
00:09:43 - William Alcorn's arrival in Kansas and first jobs
00:13:45 - Early Ionia
00:19:01 - William Alcorn's first marriage
00:21:05 - Buying the family home
00:23:16 - Traveling to Kentucky
00:31:48 - Coyote Hunting
00:38:10 - Badger story
00:41:39 - Taking kids to school
00:43:51 - Courting
00:44:43 - More on coyote hunting
00:49:17 - Blizzards and hard winters
00:52:40 - Saw accident
00:54:24 - Doctor Poffin
00:56:21 - The Alcorn Farm
01:00:18 - Making soap
01:02:43 - Making hominy
01:04:46 - Dust storms
01:10:45 - Lean years
01:13:25 - Hailstorm
01:16:07 - Bear story
01:20:08 - Hunting in Kentucky
01:21:48 - Working in a mill
01:25:25 - Swimming in the Cumberland River
01:27:35 - Rattlesnakes in Kansas and haymaking

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reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Eliza Jane Davis, Kentucky, Jewell County (Kan.), Covered wagons, Frontier and pioneer life, homesteading, rural schools, dust storms, farming

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© University Archives Fort Hays State University

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Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections

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Language

eng

Interview with Mr. & Mrs. W.C. Alcorn of Ionia, KS

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