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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1960_18

Publication Date

7-16-1960

Description

An interview with Vern Kear, Mable Bruster Sears, Mary Vlcek Pfieffer, Leona Blanch Towner, and Manfred Ernest Denny containing various songs, stories, and rememberances from life on the western Kansas prairie.
00:00:27 - Vern Kear, founding of Sons and Daughters of Soddies
00:01:08 - Family history
00:01:45 - Sod houses and pioneer life
00:05:23 - School experiences
00:11:23 - Games
00:12:28 - Teaching experiences
00:13:50 - Dust bowl
00:16:52 - Song titles
00:17:05 - Song, Birdie, Birdie In A Tree
00:17:17 - Song, No Place For Me
00:18:00 - Games
00:18:37 - Song, An Old Gray Mouse
00:19:28 - Twins born on the prairie and a snake bite
00:21:45 - Uses for madstones
00:23:25 - Historical firearms and accessories
00:28:44 - Cellars, storm shelters, and tornadoes
00:31:34 - Mabel Bruster Sears, introduction
00:31:54 - Biographical information
00:32:24 - Wagon trains
00:33:55 - Dust storms in 1911 and again in the 1930s
00:35:21 - Song, Mr. Frog Lived In The Well
00:36:03 - Song, I Can Handle a Musket
00:36:25 - Mary Vlcek Pfieffer introduction
00:36:41 - Biographical information
00:37:02 - Marriage customs
00:38:14 - Song, Ah, Lovely Meadows (Czech language)
00:39:20 - Singing and dancing game, Scarecrow (Czech language)
00:40:31 - Thanksgiving and Christmas customs
00:41:55 - Family history and life in Czechoslovakia
00:44:53 - Leona Blanch Towner and Ernest Denny, introduction
00:45:33 - Experience with Indigenous Americans
00:51:40 - Free range in Clark and Comanche counties
00:59:28 - Prairie fires
00:53:45 - Tornado damage in 1945 & 1946
00:55:26 - Coyotes
00:56:05 - Fish stories
00:57:27 - Jack rabbit drives
Side 2 is missing

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Frontier and pioneer life, sod houses, dugouts, farming, rural schools, teachers, bezoars, guns, Dust Bowl, Wilson (Kan.), folk songs, Immigrants - Czechoslovakia, Kolaches, Romani, Protection (Kan.), Indigenous Americans, Osage Tribe

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, cze

Interview with Vern Kear, Mable Bruster Sears, Mary Vlcek Pfieffer, Leona Blanch Towner, and Manfred Ernest Denny

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