Samuel J. Sackett Folklore Collection
 

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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1961_02

Publication Date

4-11-1961

Description

An recording of a lecture given by Thornton Walton Wells, former school superintendent of Russell County Schools, to Sameul Sackett's folklore class at Fort Hays Kansas State College on April 11, 1961.
00:00:00 - Brief introduction to the geography of the area
00:04:10 - Starting school at Pilot Rock in Russell County in 1881
00:06:46 - More geography and place names
00:08:56 - Rattlesnake story
00:12:47 - Looting an Indigenous American grave site
00:14:17 - Housing and construction
00:17:17 - School library in 1888
00:21:47 - Lice infestation
00:23:44 - Insect infestation in 1893
00:26:26 - Cockelburrs, tumbleweeds, Russian thistles, and other weeds
00:30:47 - Hunting, game animals, and trapping
00:37:41 - Sod houses
00:39:10 - Fuel
00:42:08 - Prairie Fires

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Goose Creek, Russell County (Kan.), Bunker Hill (Kan.), Smoky Hill River, Rural schools, Sellens Creek, Lice, J.R. Bickerdyke, African Americans, Quail, Prairie Chickens, Blizzard of 1886, Coal

Rights

© Forsyth Library Special Collections, Fort Hays State University

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Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections

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For questions contact ScholarsRepository@fhsu.edu

Language

eng

T. W. Wells Lecture - April 11, 1961

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