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Identifier

RT398_F666m_1963_04

Publication Date

11-30-1963

Description

Interviews with Burt Brumfield, Maxine Querbach, Roy Stanbaugh, Ed Hershler, Katie Schnetzer, Pat Halling, Barbara Howe, The Benishes, Emma Folck, William R. McFarland, and Brenda Greenwood.
00:00:00 - Introduction, Burt Brumfield of Jetmore, KS on November 30, 1963
00:00:17 - Kissing "pigeon fashion."
00:00:50 - Horse races
00:01:30 - Decoration Day (Memorial Day)
00:03:03 - School activities
00:03:26 - A blizzard hits during a literary
00:05:10 - Prairie fire
00:05:29 - Poem, "A Poor Married Man"
00:06:07 - Grandfather's work on the sabbath in Indiana and the resulting death of a cow
00:07:25 - Father's work on the sabbath and a subsequent cyclone
00:08:16 - Introduction, Maxine Querbach of Hanston, KS on December 21, 1963
00:08:30 - Story about an old bachelor
00:10:20 - Introduction, Roy Stanbaugh of Hanston, KS on December 30, 1963
00:10:36 - Story about the Dust Bowl
00:10:50 - Story about windy Kansas
00:11:14 - Story about "Louie the Robber" a modern day Robin Hood
00:12:18 - Story about older students chasing off the teacher
00:16:17 - Early smallpox treatments
00:17:22 - Introduction, Ed Herschler of Hanston, KS on January 4, 1963
00:17:44 - Blizzard of 1886
00:22:11 - Story of the Purple family murders in November of 1886
00:28:22 - Prairie fires
00:31:17 - Story about a 16-year-old female teacher being assaulted by local men
00:33:54 - Introduction, Katie Schnetzer, Pat Halling, and Barbara Howe of Hanston, KS on January 3, 1963
00:34:36 - Description of children's games. Some description is in German
00:39:19 - Ghost stories
00:41:25 - Song, untitled, vocal
00:41:59 - Song, "He Asked Me For a Date", vocal duet
00:43:17 - Song, "Sippin' Cider Through a Straw", vocal duet
00:46:37 - Song, "Let's Go Bowling on Bowling Green", vocal duet
00:47:36 - Introduction, Maxine Querbach of Hanston, KS
00:48:00 - Grasshopper swarms of the late 1800s
00:48:32 - Introduction, "The Benishes", a musical group playing in Orwell, KS on January 5, 1963
00:49:23 - Song, untitled squaredance, fiddle and piano
01:06:13 - Introduction, Emma Folck of Little River, KS on January 1, 1964
01:06:30 - History of the Rhodes family in Rice County, KS in 1880
01:07:49 - Farm production in 1875 in Rice County, KS and the first courthouse
01:08:27 - Mother is bitten by a rattlesnake in 1879
01:09:38 - Pawnee Rock
01:10:00 - Story, "John Brown's Buddy"
01:11:14 - Staying overnight in Lindsborg, KS in 1905
01:12:29 - Early agricultural practices
01:13:15 - Introduction, William R. McFarland of Cimmaron, KS on November 29, 1963
01:13:37 - Song, "The Early Days", vocal and piano
01:17:56 - Song, "Fifty Years Ago," vocal and piano
01:22:50 - Song, "Oh, Those Christmas Days", vocal and piano
01:26:54 - Song, "Arkansas Valley" to the tune of "Red River Valley", vocal and piano
01:30:10 - Introduction, Brenda Greenwood and friends of Cimmaron, KS on November 29, 1963
01:30:31 - Song, "Cimmaron Schools" to the tune of "The Marine Hymn", vocal

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reel-to-reel audio and accompanying documentation

Subject

Superstition, celebrations, holiday observances, rural schools, weather, folk medicine, folk tales, Samuel Purple, folk music, square dancing

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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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eng, ger

Interviews with Burt Brumfield, Maxine Querbach, Roy Stanbaugh, Ed Hershler, Katie Schnetzer, Pat Halling, Barbara Howe, The Benishes, Emma Folck, William R. McFarland, and Brenda Greenwood

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