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Mildred "Millie" Jennings has lived in the area around Cooperstownm, New Your all of her life. She was born January 29, 1931. She married her husband in 1950, and had three children. They have lived in the same house since their marriage, purchasing…

Marjorie Schellhammer was born Marjorie Schielto, in Burlington, New York in 1926. It was there that she grew up with her three siblings on her family's dairy farm. In the first part of the interview she recounts rural life during the Great…

Born in White Plains, New York in 1923, Alice Talbot grew up in a variety of small towns and cities throughout southeaster New York. The conditions of her father's employment forced the family to move repeatedly, a total of sixteen times in as many…

Harold W. Thompson speaks about weather lore. He bases his lecture on his own collection of weather lore and an interview with J.J. Cassidy at the Albany Airport. Thompson discusses common weather rhymes, describing how these rhymes are either true…

This interview with Louis C. Jones in 1975 was conducted by Cooperstown Graduate student Ellen Fladger. Louis C. Jones was interviewed at his home, Pomeroy Place, in Cooperstown, New York. Mr. Jones speaks about his early life, his family and his…

Louis C. Jones was the Lamar Lecturer at Wesleyan University in 1964. During his presentation at the university, he presented three lectures about folklife. In his first two lectures, "A Long Look Over My Left Shoulder" and "A Nosegay of Pretty…

Veronica Gil Seaver moved back to Cooperstown, New York to raise her children in the late seventies. The daughter of Spanish and Italian immigrants, she grew up in the village, and recalls the way things were back then. Sharing the layout of the…

Frank Rollins has been a local resident of Cooperstown, New York since 1957. In that time, he was a teacher and photographer, in a unique position to document life in the village for over 50 years. He was born near Syracuse, New York on November…
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