Category: Rural

Wigand, Anthony Albert

Equipped with a Masters Degree in Audio Visual from Indiana State University, Tony Wigand was determined to sell the staff of the then new Jasper High School on the use of video cameras and television in their classes.  Tony tells the story of how filming football games got the ball rolling!

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Lyons, Fitzhugh Lee

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 13, 2013

On the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor an Elkhart minister declared that they would rebuild their fire damaged church too. Fizhugh Lyons tells the story of rebuilding and hosting a major Methodist convention in his home town.

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Baker, Marcia Louise

Posted in: , , Story by: November 23, 2013

Commuting from Tallahassee, Florida to Pelham, Georgia, Marcia Baker taught in an all boys school in the early 1970’s.  She tells about bringing a new cassette recorder and tough love to her classroom of underprivileged children.

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Charles, Shirley Anne

Posted in: , , , , Story by: November 21, 2013

One of 13 children growing up in Washington, Indiana in the 1940’s, Shirley Charles tells of shared wardrobes and the time consuming chore of washing clothes.

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Markle, Nicole Leigh

Nicole Markle tells of her love of dance and how her mother struggled to pay for the education that would lead away from rural Virginia to a much bigger world.

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McDonald, Joseph E.

Posted in: , , , , Story by: November 15, 2013

Joe McDonald talks about learning to ride a horse and eating most meals in the resort restaurant while living in Clifty Falls Park during his childhood in the 1940s.

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McCann, Kim Kay

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: October 13, 2013

After publishing her first professional magazine article In LA, Kim returns to the Upper Peninsula for a memorable visit with one of her most important artistic influences.

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Homan, Lou Ann

Posted in: , , , , Story by: October 7, 2013

All that her three little boys wished for Christmas was a pony.  But in order to raise the $75 dollars to pay for it their homesteading mother would have to bake THIRTY PUMPKIN PIES for Thanksgiving … with no electricity, no running water and a wood burning stove!  This is an excerpt of Lou Ann Homan’s inspiring story of raising a family on her Little House On The Prairie Near Angola Indiana.

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Meyer, Elizabeth A.

In Indian Lake, north east of Indianapolis, groups of kids rode their bikes three miles to the store for candy or a soda and learned to live as a community. During the summer of 1969 the whole town watched TV together as history was being made over 238,000 miles away. Elizabeth Meyer tells the story.

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Evans, Carol Lucille

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: September 27, 2013

Carol talks about her childhood summers in Culver, Indiana on Lake Maxincuckee in an excerpt of 203 Hawkins Street”, a story apprearing in her book: All My Springs; A Journey Of A Lifetime.She volunteers to work with older seniors; teaching them the importance of recording their personal history for their descendants.

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