Samuel J. Sackett Folklore Collection
 

Authors

Wilmer Strecker

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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1960_01

Publication Date

4-15-1960

Description

An interview with Lizzie Opdycke of Russell, KS regarding her experiences in early Russell. Mrs. Opdycke graduated with the very first graduating class in Russell. The beginning of the recording is missing.
00:00:00 - Coming to Russell, KS in 1876
00:02:24 - Emma, African-American girl from Ness County
00:04:18 - Early Russell buildings and population
00:04:34 - Town school
00:05:41 - Main Street
00:06:24 - Banker Building
00:06:43 - Mainstreet, continued
00:07:46 - Courthouse
00:08:16 - Driscoll Hotel
00:09:05 - Residences and trees
00:10:11 - Early days on the homestead
00:12:54 - The well and experiences with her mother
00:17:56 - Experiences with Indigenous Americans
00:20:42 - Childhood
00:21:55 - Alma Pratt
00:23:15 - School experiences and growing up during the time
00:26:53 - Churches and first Christmas in Kansas
00:29:42 - Decoration Day
00:33:33 - School vacations and ice cream socials
00:36:47 - Soldier's reunion
00:41:00 - Teaching experience

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Frontier and pioneer life, African Americans, trains, rail travel, homesteading, Rural schools, American Legion, Grand Army of the Republic, Indigenous Americans, teachers, Elm Creek School

Rights

© University Archives Fort Hays State University

Publisher

Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections

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Language

eng

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