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Oral history interview with Francis and Helena Foley, 1978 July 14.

Author: Francis Foley; Helena Foley; Michael Mendelson; Max Wallace; Earthwatch-SHSI Oral History Project.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Cassette recording : English
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Francis and Helena Foley discuss their family history including the immigration of a grandfather from Ireland; purchase and inheritance of the farm; changes in farming operations over time; farm equipment and mechanization; the Farmers' Holiday movement; crops and livestock; hardships during the depression; social activities; music; rural schools; the Irish community; prohibition and bootlegging; threshing parties;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Foley; Helena Foley; Michael Mendelson; Max Wallace; Earthwatch-SHSI Oral History Project.
OCLC Number: 183027411
Language Note: Materials entirely in English.
Notes: Interview conducted by Michael Mendelson and Max Wallace for the Earthwatch-SHSI Oral History Project.
Description: Transcript: 36 leaves. Sound recording: 1 audiocassette

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Francis and Helena Foley discuss their family history including the immigration of a grandfather from Ireland; purchase and inheritance of the farm; changes in farming operations over time; farm equipment and mechanization; the Farmers' Holiday movement; crops and livestock; hardships during the depression; social activities; music; rural schools; the Irish community; prohibition and bootlegging; threshing parties; Patrick Lawler and the invention of the corn picker; etc.

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