Tag Archives: New Hope

James Magill – 3

Interviewee:  James Magill Date of birth/age at interview:  July 4, 1912/84 Interviewers:  Albright Zimmerman, Lance Metz Interview date:  October 24, 1996 Location:  Magill home in New Hope, PA Interview length:  approximately 40 minutes Time span discussed:  1920 to 1980 Summary: … Continue reading



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Calvin Cooper – 2

Interviewee:  Calvin Cooper Date of birth/age at interview:  1916/80 Interviewers:  Albright Zimmerman and Lance Metz Interview date:  7/31/1996 Interview Location:  Cooper home, Attleboro Village, Langhorne, PA Interview length:  approximately 35 minutes Time span discussed:  1920 to 1980’s Summary:  The coal … Continue reading



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George Carlson

Interviewee:  George Carlson Date of birth:  December 14, 1921 Interviewer: Albert Zimmerman and Lance Metz Interview date:  1996 Interview location: Carlson home, Warminster, PA Interview length:  approximately 35 minutes Time span discussed:  1920 to 1935   Summary:  George gave a … Continue reading



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Madeline Free Rilara – 2

Interviewee:  Madeline Free Rilara Date of birthage at interview:  unknown, probably 1904 to 1906/approximately 89 Interviewer:  Lance Metz and one unknown man Interview date:  May 1993 Interview location:  Rilara home Interview length:  36 minutes Time span discussed:  1910 to 1920’s … Continue reading



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Madeline Free Rilara – 1

Interviewee:  Madeline Free Rilara Date of birth/age at interview:  unknown, probably 1904 to 1906/approximately 89 Interviewer:  Lance Metz and one unknown man Interview date:  April 28, 1993 Interview location:  Allentown, probably Rilara home Interview length:  1 hour, 2 minutes Time … Continue reading



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Grant Emery – 3

Interviewee:  Grant Emery Date of birth:  circa 1890 Interviewer:  C. P. “Bill” Yoder, canal historian Interview date:  February 20, 1969 Interview location:  Emery home Interview length:  6 minutes Time span discussed:  1897 to 1912 Summary:  This third short interview with … Continue reading



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Grant Emery – 1

Interviewee:  Grant Emery Date of birth:  circa 1890 Interviewer: Randall Murray of the Allentown Morning Call Interview date:  unknown, estimated 1970 Interview location:  Easton, near the Lehigh dam (probably at the National Canal Museum) Interview length:   59 minutes Time span … Continue reading



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John Touhey

Interviewee:  John Touhey Date of birth:  July 4, 1941/74 Interviewer:  Donneta Crane Interview date:  June 14, 2016 Interview location:  STHS’s one-room schoolhouse Interview length:  25 minutes Time span discussed:  1990s to 2006 Summary:  John Touhey was instrumental in reviving the … Continue reading



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Irene Mikita

Interviewee:  Irene Mikita (not Arlene Kieta, as the announcer mispronounced the name) Date of birth/age at interview:  unknown Interviewer:  Phyllis Kessel, radio announcer WJLK and WFPG, Asbury Park and Redbank, NJ Interview date:  on or before June 13 and 14, … 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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