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Interviews with Georgie B. Jackson of Lenora, KS on June 16, 1962 by Robert A. Smith
00:00:28 - Organizing a school in 1887
00:01:42 - Description of sod house used for school building
00:03:05 - Description of school room and using a buffalo skull as a chair
00:06:34 - Learning the poem "Thanatopsis"
00:07:20 - Prairie fire threatens the school
00:10:51 - Rolling her sister down a hill in a barrel
00:14:32 - Father's harnessing experience
00:16:43 - 1889 Easter Sunday fire
00:20:35 - Unsolved murder
00:22:30 - Father guards against prairie fires
00:27:00 - Capturing desperados
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00:31:02 - Whistling, "Just a Song at Twilight"
00:32:26 - Interview. School certificates and teaching
00:36:11 - Whistling, "Listen to the Little Mocking Bird"
00:38:32 - Interview with Clarence Laizure of Hays, KS on July 31, 1961 at Hays, KS. This interview was split on the tape. It has been digitally rejoined into a single clip.
00:39:53 - Interview with Adam Brening of La Crosse, KS on June 11, 1962
00:40:20 - German song
00:42:50 - German song
00:44:34 - German song
00:47:33 - German song
00:51:02 - German song
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Beloit (Kan), Decatur County (Kan.), Sod houses, Soddies, Rural schools, Crime, Scio (Kan.), Folk Music, Folk Songs, Rush County (Kan.)
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Smith, Robert A. and Maxwell, Louise, "Interviews with Georgie Jackson, Clarence Laizure, and Adam Brening" (1962). Samuel J. Sackett Folklore Collection. 81.