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Category Archives: Oral History
Videographer: William W. Chambers Video date: 1930 Video location: Delaware Canal from Smithton to Point Pleasant and Lumberville Video length: 20 minutes Time span: 1930 Summary: This video by Chambers shows the canal boats and mules at work, as well as several locks … Continue reading
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
Interviewee: Elaine Marie Crooks Interviewer: Donneta Crane Interview date: June 3, 2016 Interview location: Solebury’s one room schoolhouse Interview length: 20 minutes Time span discussed: 1980 to 1987 Summary: As an original STHS Board member, Elaine recounts the beginning of … Continue reading
Interviewee: Joan Stack Date of birth/age at interview: 1929/63 Interviewer: Frederica Leighton, radio host of “Focus” Interview date: about March 1992 Interview location: unknown Interview length: 24 minutes Time span discussed: 1975 to 1992 Summary: Joan Stack is interviewed by … Continue reading
Interviewee: James A. Michener Date of birth: February 3, 1907/78 Interviewer: Joan Stack Interview date: 1985 Interview location: Mercer Museum Interview length: 23 minutes Time span discussed: 1930s to 1985 Summary: WBUX’s Joan Stack interviews James A. Michener upon his … Continue reading
Interviewee: Margaret Mullen Root Date of birth/age at interview: August 28, 1910/about 77 Interviewer: Joan Stack Interview date: about 1987 Interview location: Conti’s Cross Keys Restaurant Interview length: 26 minutes Time span discussed: 1926 to 1987 Summary: Maggie talks to … Continue reading
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
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
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
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