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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1960_02

Publication Date

4-29-1960

Description

An interview with Wilbur S. Fry of Great Bend, KS regarding his experiences in Kansas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
00:00:36 - Personal background
00:01:22 - Country conditions around Great Bend
00:02:16 - School experiences, entertainments, and songs
00:03:41 - Two lynchings of Black men in Great Bend
00:04:52 - Christmas celebrations
00:06:30 - First ice cream
00:07:22 - Baby dies during a blizzard
00:08:30 - Church experiences
00:09:38 - GAR Hall
00:10:41 - African Americans in Great Bend
00:11:18 - Experiences after school, college, and career
00:12:32 - Wheat harvesting methods
00:16:00 - Square dances
00:17:32 - Salina YMCA songs
00:18:16 - Song, There's a really splendid town
00:18:42 - Song, There's a short, short, trail
00:19:14 - Song, What's the matter with Salina?
00:19:55 - Song, The YMCA
00:20:21 - YMCA campaign of 1915
00:20:42 - C.P Townsley founder of Great Bend Tribune newspaper, and his New Years custom
00:21:28 - Great Bend town infrastructure (sidewalks, streets, lights, and electricity)
00:23:20 - Shopping in Great Bend and means of travel
00:25:52 - Blizzard of 1886

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

African Americans, Lynching, Churches, Grand Army of the Republic, Hoisington (Kan.), Farming, Salina (Kan.), Young Men's Christian Association, Rush Center (Kan.)

Rights

© University Archives Fort Hays State University

Publisher

Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections

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For questions contact ScholarsRepository@fhsu.edu

Language

eng

Interview with Wilbur S. Fry

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