Tag Archives: coal

William Wentz

Name of interviewee:  William Wentz Date of birth/age at interview:  1907/76 Interviewer:  Lance Metz Interview date:  February 7, 1984 Interview location:  Wentz home, North Leighton, PA Interview length:  1 hour 3 minutes Time span discussed:  1916 to 1923 Summary:  This … Continue reading

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Walter Purcell

Name of interviewee:  Walter Purcell Date of birth/age at interview:  September 3, 1902/83 Interviewer:  Lance Metz Interview date:  July 24, 1985 Interview location:  National Canal Museum Interview length:  40 minutes Time span discussed:  1902 to 1915 Summary:  Walter Purcell memories … Continue reading

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Walter David May

Name of interviewee:  Walter David May Date of birth/age at interview:  October 1896/75 Interviewer:  Lance Metz, Leon Dreyer Interview date:  unknown (possible mid 1970s) Interview location:  Weissport, Pa. Interview length:  50 minutes Time span discussed:  1922 until 1940s Summary:  Building … Continue reading

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W. Julian Parton

Name of speaker:  W. Julian Parton Date of birth:  1917/37 Topic:  plan to save the Lehigh Navigation Coal Company Date of speech:  June 1954 Speech location:  unknown (radio address) Speech length:  9 minutes Time span discussed:  1954 Summary:  The final … Continue reading

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Russell Greenzweig

Name of interviewee:  Russell Greenzweig Date of birth/age at interview:  1902/68 Interviewer:  C. P. “Bill” Yoder, founder of the Pennsylvania Canal Association Interview date:  August 15, 1970 Interview location:  Greenzweig home, Walnut Park, PA Interview length:  29 minutes Time span … Continue reading

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Ed L. Walp

Name of interviewee:  Ed. L. Walp Date of birth:  about 1899/77 Interviewer:  Lance Metz, Leon Dreyer Interview date:  about 1975 Interview location:  Weissport, PA Interview length:  39 minutes Time span discussed:  1919 until mid 1940’s Summary:  Keeping the canals and … Continue reading

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Harry Warford, Jr.

Name of interviewee:  Harry Warford,  Jr. Date of birth/age at interview:  1914/70 Interviewer:  Lance Metz, Howard Swope, Frank Swope Interview date:  November 20, 1984 Interview location:  Warford home, Trenton , NJ Interview length:  55 minutes Time span discussed:  1920 through … Continue reading

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Harry Leichliter

Name of interviewee:  Harry Leichliter Date of birth/age at interview:  1916/68 Interviewer:  Lance Metz, Howard Swope Interview date:  October 3, 1984 Interview location:  Leichliter home Interview length:  43 minutes Time span discussed:  1916 to 1931 Summary:  Harry, an Upper Black … Continue reading

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George Harven

Name of interviewee: George Harven Date of birth/age at interview:  February 25, 1921/72 Interviewer:  Lance Metz Interview date:  June 11, 1993 Interview location:  Landsford, Pa. Interview length:  1 hour, 21 minutes Time span discussed:  1920s through 1950s Summary:  George Harven … Continue reading

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George F. (Sparky) Corcoran

Name of interviewee:  George F. (Sparky) Corcoran Date of birth/age at interview:  unknown circa 1920/about 72 Interviewer:  Lance Metz and Zip Zimmerman Interview date:  December 22, 1992 Interview location:  Corcoran home Interview length:  15 minutes Time span discussed:  1920 to … Continue reading

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