Samuel J. Sackett Folklore Collection
 

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Phyllis Soliday

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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1961_08

Publication Date

7-8-1961

Description

Interviews with Anna Erskine and Martha E. Soliday regarding their experiences homesteading in Kansas in the late 1800s.
00:00:31 - Personal history and move to Kansas
00:03:03 - Living in a dugout
00:04:52 - Watering cattle
00:06:51 - Cool house
00:07:15 - Farming and types of trees
00:09:10 - Moving to Kansas from Illinois
00:10:40 - Trouble with Cattlmen
00:11:35 - Move to Gray County from Greenwood County
00:12:39 - Prairie fires caused by trains
00:18:49 - Early Cimarron and feud between two hotels
00:22:45 - County seat fight
00:23:47 - Employment opportunities for women and pay
00:25:30 - Teachers and schools
00:26:51 - Women homesteaders and teaching in rural schools
00:31:31 - Other jobs and education
00:33:34 - Contested claim
00:34:04 - Working at the bank in Cimarron in 1906
00:38:35 - Her only vacation
00:39:40 - Pioneer diet
00:41:23 - Treatment for colds
00:42:25 - Clothing
00:43:20 - Moving a house from Cimarron
00:46:35 - Irrigation. Recording becomes difficult to hear
00:48:28 - School entertainment
00:51:03 - Games played at school
00:55:00 - Games, Miller Boy, Needle's Eye, and Post Office
00:59:34 - Prairie fires and tubmleweeds
01:00:28 - Snowstorms and teacher's duties
01:03:42 - Family's religious experiences. Recording quality improves.
01:08:07 - Singing school and music in the community
01:11:26 - Runaway buggy
01:13:55 - July 4, 1887
01:15:25 - Grasshopper swarms
01:16:19 - Pink lemonade
01:18:03 - Introduction to interview with Martha E. Soliday, July 9, 1961
01:18:36 - Family history and move from Tennessee
01:19:31 - Blizzard of 1886
01:21:00 - Moving from a dugout to a sod house then to Hutchinson
01:21:46 - First job
01:22:15 - Move back to Stafford County
01:22:41 - Indigenous Americans in Stafford County
01:24:15 - Romani people and Italian migrant workers
01:26:00 - Entertainment
01:27:39 - Song, "Man in the moon making cheese."
01:28:06 - Grandparents and parents
01:29:05 - Her wedding in 1910
The remainder of the recording is missing

Physical Description

reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Gray County (Kan.), Frontier and pioneer life, Greenwood County (Kan.), teachers, rural schools, Kansas Wesleyan Business College, Stafford County (Kan.), Sod houses, homesteading

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© Forsyth Library Special Collections, Fort Hays State University

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Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections

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Language

eng

Interviews with Anna Erskine and Martha Soliday

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