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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1960_08

Publication Date

7-14-1960

Description

An interview with Fannie T. Taylor, Eunice Schubert, and Martin A. Stites regarding their experiences in rural western Kansas in the early 20th century. Recording includes various poems and folk songs.
00:00:32 - Early experiences in Bourbon County, KS
00:01:12 - Remedies
00:01:54 - Games
00:03:13 - Animals
00:03:46 - Sunday School and Church
00:04:09 - Snakes
00:04:32 - Turkeys
00:04:43 - Harvest
00:06:27 - School experiences and entertainment
00:08:48 - Sunday visits
00:09:21 - Learning about Crawfish
00:09:35 - Preserving food
00:10:03 - Cars
00:10:35 - Relationship with neighbors
00:11:28 - Spelling bees and ciphering matches
00:13:01 - Clothing
00:13:36 - The barn and chores
00:14:50 - Predicting weather
00:16:22 - Proverbs and sayings
00:17:17 - Nursery rhymes
00:17:58 - Picking blackberries and finding baby skunks
00:20:41 - Eunice Schubert, making molasses and taffy parties
00:22:55 - Making sauerkraut
00:24:07 - Playing split proverbs
00:25:27 - Martin S. Stites introduction
00:25:52 - Biographical information and early memories of life on a homestead
00:28:53 - Flood on Sugar Creek in 1878
00:31:26 - Singing experiences
00:33:13 - Moving west in 1886
00:36:33 - Building log cabins and establishing a farm
00:38:12 - Outbreak of typhoid fever in Boulder County, CO
00:38:52 - Move to Graham County, KS in 1910
00:41:20 - Introduction to songs
00:41:48 - Song, Give the Boy a Chance
00:45:08 - Song, Paper of Pins
00:47:00 - Introduction to song
00:47:13 - Song, I Wish I Had My Nickel Back
00:48:32 - Introduction to song
00:48:50 - Song, My Mama Told Me
00:49:15 - Song, My Little Gray Kitty
00:51:06 - Song, The Hunting Song
00:53:10 - Poem, Kansas Land
00:54:28 - Reading, Hans Stufienheimer and His Family Troubles

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Frontier and pioneer life, Schools, Children, Farming, Bourbon County (Kan.), Colorado, Dugouts, Sod houses, Folk Songs

Rights

© Forsyth Library Special Collections, Fort Hays State University

Publisher

Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections

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Language

eng

Interview with Fannie T. Taylor, Eunice Schubert, and Martin A. Stites

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