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Interviews with Walter Williams, Ira Leidig, Troy Thomas Dillinger, Troy Clyde Dillinger, Lelanc C. Rumford, Ed Hirschler, Fred Riddle, Virgil Miller, and Cecil Miller regarding their early experiences in Kansas.
00:00:17 - Introduction to interview with Ira Leidig by Carol Jean Brown
00:00:35 - Brewster then and now
00:01:46 - First job sod busting in 1912
00:03:30 - Meeting the Okalhoma Kid at the Cimarron River Bottom, Oklahoma
00:07:06 - Hunting and preserving quail
00:09:47 - Introduction to interview with Ira Leidig by Bill Hayse
00:10:15 - 1878 raid by Indigenous Americans in Decator County, KS
00:19:18 - Introduction to interview with Troy T. Dillinger by Doris L. Quinzer
00:19:43 - Dust storms
00:21:02 - Poem, "Excuse Me If I Shed a Tear."
00:23:26 - Introduction to interview with Arlita S. Dillinger by Doris L. Quinzer
00:23:54 - Poem, "Widow Sprigin's Daughter"
00:25:24 - Introduction to interview with Troy C. Dillinger by Doris L. Quinzer
00:25:40 - Song, "The Matinee"
00:29:34 - Song, "Old Farmer" or "Farmer's Daughter"
00:31:10 - Song, "Katie Lee and Willie Gray"
00:33:22 - Introduction to interview with Troy T. Dillinger by Doris L. Quinzer
00:33:36 - Hunting coyotes
00:35:16 - Introduction to interview with Leland Rumford by Clair Rumford
00:35:36 - Song, "Old Joe Finley"
00:37:16 - Introduction to interview of Ed Hirschler by Clair Rumford
00:37:36 - Sam Hertel murders and hanging
00:45:53 - A Boston millionaire's son and his troubles with sheep
00:53:13 - Introduction to interview with Virgil and Cecil Miller by Clair Rumfortd
00:53:36 - Song "Little Robbie"
00:56:00 - Play party games
00:57:07 - Miller boy
00:58:58 - Pig in the parlor
01:00:53 - Skip to my Lou
01:03:54 - Old Dan Tucker
01:05:07 - Topsy Through The Window
01:06:03 - The Girl I Left Behind Me
01:08:41 - Buffalo Gal
01:10:44 - Farmer Boy or Oats, Beans, and Barley Grow
01:17:57 - Wabash Bottoms and Weevely Wheat
01:21:32 - Introduction to interview with Fred Riddle by Agnes Newbridge. This portion of the recording is muffled.
01:21:53 - Home remedies
01:26:32 - Recording of interview with unknown woman from Cimarron, KS
01:28:07 - Influenza epidemic of 1918
01:29:00 - Farming
01:32:20 - Song, Be Kind To One Another
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Brewster (Kan.), Oberlin (Kan.), Hanston (Kan.), Great Bend (Kan.), Outlaws, Forced Indigenous Removal 1813-1903, Sam Creek, (Colo.), Dull Knife approximately 1828-1879 or 1883, Sitting Bull 1831-1890, Wild Hog (Indigenous American), Porcupine (Indigenous American), Broken Dishes (Indigenous American), Scott County (Kan.), Sod houses, Domestic violence, Murder, Songs, Games, Play party, Ford County (Kan.)
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Brown, Carol Jean; Hayse, Bill; Quinzer, Doris L.; Rumford, Clair; and Newbridge, Agnes, "Interviews with Walter Williams, Ira Leidig, Troy Thomas Dillinger, Troy Clyde Dillinger, Lelanc C. Rumford, Fred Riddle, Virgil Miller, and Cecil Miller" (1961). Samuel J. Sackett Folklore Collection. 54.