Verna Shillieto, October 20, 1978

Title

Verna Shillieto, October 20, 1978

Subject

Dairy farming
Egg processing
Maple syrup industry
Farm life

Description

In 1978, Nancy Kesler recorded an interview with Mrs. Verna Shillieto of Burlington Flats, New York. A prominent family in the area, Verna’s daughters, Carolyn Lindberg and Marjorie Schellhammer, were interviewed in 2010 and 2009 respectively. Her granddaughter, JoAnn VanVranken,
Shillieto carries on the tradition of farming, detailed in her 2010 interview. Discussing a variety of topics, Shillieto remembers raising sheep, chicken, and cows, and the old fashioned processes that affected farm production, such as hand milking and egg washing. Shillieto also details maple syrup production on her farm. Although Shillieto focuses extensively on farm life, she also fondly discusses memories of family and church. Remembering a time before plumbing, Shillieto gives great insight into early twentieth century farming techniques and rural farm life.

Creator

Nancy Kesler

Publisher

Cooperstown Graduate Program, State University of New York-College at Oneonta

Date

1978-10-20

Rights

New York State Historical Association Library,
Cooperstown NY

Format

audio/mpeg
40.2 mB

Language

en-US

Type

Sound

Identifier

79-0052

Coverage

Upstate New York
1901-1994
Burlington Flats, NY

Online Submission

No

Interviewer

Nancy Kesler

Interviewee

Verna Shillieto

Location

Burlington Flats, NY

Duration

27:38

Files

Citation

Nancy Kesler, “Verna Shillieto, October 20, 1978,” CGP Community Stories, accessed August 4, 2020, http://cgpcommunitystories.org/items/show/109.