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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1960_13

Publication Date

7-28-1960

Description

An interview with Lottie and Willard N. Mills, Edward Dodge, and Raymond Bower containing various songs, stories, and reminiscences.
00:00:25 - Lottie Mills, Song, Only Common Bill
00:01:39 - Willard Mills, Song, Only Common Bill (alternate tune)
00:02:52 - Lottie Mills, Song, I'll Make a Cake For Charlie
00:03:19 - Song, My Mother Will Buy Me A Rubber Dolly
00:04:21 - Song, The Baggage Coach
00:07:23 - Song, Samson and the mule
00:08:13 - Willard Mills, song, Grandfather's Clock
00:08:45 - Lottie Mills, childhood games
00:10:33 - Willard Mills, song, Oh How He Lied
00:12:00 - Edward Dodge, introduction. This interview is transcribed.
00:12:13 - Murder of the Haufmaster girl south of Great Bend and subsequent hanging of the killer
00:16:19 - Lynching and dragging of a Black man in Great Bend
00:19:11 - Brothers and sisters
00:20:03 - Early Great Bend
00:22:55 - First home in Great Bend
00:24:29 - Working cattle
00:25:47 - Christmas customs
00:27:38 - Experience with Indigenous Americans
00:29:04 - Mouse in the molasses
00:31:09 - Oxen collared like horses
00:33:07 - Unknown man, recitation, the story of the farmer
00:34:50 - Recitation, The Little Boy's Soliloquy
00:35:39 - Recitation, Three Boys Arguing
00:36:15 - Recitation, The 500-word Theme
00:37:06 - Song, The Old Armchair
00:38:20 - Song, Why I Love and Adore Jesus
00:41:15 - Raymond Bower, introduction. This interview is transcribed
00:41:34 - Biographical information
00:42:35 - Stories told to Mr. Bower by Jules Van Meter
00:43:10 - Experience with the Pawnee Bob in about 1874
00:44:47 - Shooting a mouse off a shelf in 1875
00:45:45 - Haunting at Gray's Draw
00:48:46 - Story of William Gibbon
00:49:36 - Story of Squire "Hankie" Oliver, Justice of the Peace for Norton County
00:50:39 - Story of Grose Page, Norton cattle buyer

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

folk songs, crime, hanging, murder, Great Bend (Kan.), Vigilante justice, African Americans, Indigenous Americans, Indigenous Americans, Pawnee Rock (Kan.), Kanopolis (Kan.), Norton County (Kan.), Ghost stories, Hauntings

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

Interview with Lottie and Willard N. Mills, Edward Dodge, and Raymond Bower

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