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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1962_14

Publication Date

6-16-1962

Description

Interviews with Ernest Robert Morton, Mrs. H.E. Carlson, Kathleen Squire and Paul Retch
00:00:02 - Introduction to interview with Ernest Robert Morton of Oberlin, KS
00:00:34 - Life in England before immigrating to the United States
00:02:52 - Decision to come to the United States
00:04:04 - Decision to move to Kansas and become a farmer
00:06:57 - English customs, superstitions, and culture
00:09:45 - Visiting England in 1956
00:15:02 - Introduction, Mrs. H.E. Carlson
00:15:34 - Childhood experiences in Sweden
00:17:30 - Moving to the United States
00:18:14 - Family life as an adult
00:23:44 - Swedish sayings and superstitions
00:26:30 - Song, Security, vocal in Swedish
00:27:20 - Song, The Pearly Gates, vocal in Swedish
00:28:40 - Introduction, Kathleen Squire
00:29:15 - History and description of the Decatur County museum
00:30:33 - Indigenous American artifacts in the museum
00:31:18 - Description of other exhibits in the museum
00:39:48 - Old Sod Organization
00:40:48 - Story told by a survivor of the Decatur County raid of 1878
00:40:42 - Museum work
00:46:33 - Mummified Indigenous American woman
00:47:50 - Visits by school children and the growth of the museum
00:50:39 - Personal history, customs, and home remedies
00:56:46 - Introduction, Paul Retch
00:57:12 - Personal history and arrival in America

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Subject

Immigrants -- England, Immigrants--Sweden, Folk music, folk songs, Sod houses, folk medicine, historical societies, Decatur County (Kan.), farming, cattle, ranching

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© Forsyth Library Special Collections, Fort Hays State University

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Language

eng, swe

Interviews with Ernest Robert Morton, Mrs. H.E. Carlson, Kathleen Squire and Paul Retch

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