Samuel J. Sackett Folklore Collection
 

Authors

Ward Patterson

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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1959_01

Publication Date

3-30-1959

Description

Interview with C. Elizabeth Stout of Hays, KS and John Dinkel of Victoria, KS regarding their experiences homesteading in Ellis County. This recording has been transcribed.
00:00:42 - Elizabeth Stout, Father's background and homesteading in Ellis County in 1877
00:03:16 - Fire in Hays
00:04:44 - Soldier fight in Hays
00:05:36 - John Dinkel, Snake bite and removal of a toe
00:09:36 - Big snake under a rock
00:11:17 - Train wreck in 1890
00:18:37 - Building houses and early entertainment
00:20:51 - Harvesting wheat
00:27:26 - Schools
00:27:58 - German Songs
00:36:33 - Treatments for injuries
00:38:12 - Games
00:45:36 - Early cures
00:50:19 - Dancing
00:52:32 - Play party games

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Frontier and Pioneer life, African Americans, Farming, Folk songs, Immigrants -- Germany, Traditional medicine

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, ger

Interview with C. Elizabeth Stout and John Dinkel

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