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Harry and Vonnie Tudor discuss what life was like working on and around the Newton, Kansas rail road systems. The discussion ranges from topics on…
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This tape collects precious memories, affords a view of the Mexican Revolution, contains geographical information -- flora and fauna,- legends,…
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Ora and Agustus Robertson spend time discussing Augustus' career with the U.S. Postal Service. They also discuss what it was like living in Newton,…
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In this interview, Reverend Monseigneur Irvin F. Lampe discusses the history of St. Mary's Catholic Church, its elementary school, and the Catholic…
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In this interview Mrs. Leonardo Estrada (Delores Vasquez) discusses her early childhood in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution, her teenage years and…
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Mr. Arthur discusses his experiences working in various roles such as brakeman and conductor for the Santa Fe Railroad. He talks about the hardships…
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Mrs. Kannapel discusses what life was like growing up in Newton Kansas. She talks about her very large family, married life, life in a railroad town,…
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Mrs. Carl (Ethel) Hay talks about living in Newton. She also discusses her husband's ice cream business (with Eskimo Pies) and raising her family in…
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Mr. Gomez talks about being one of the first Mexican families to settle in Newton, Kansas in 1906. He discusses working on the railroads, the 1918 flu…
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A. W. Holt interview several of the residents at Friendly Acres Home for the Aged. Their discussions cover topics such as education, religion,…

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