John Hennen, Jr
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This interview is one of a series conducted concerning West Virginia town histories. This interview focuses on Helvetia, West Virginia. Mr. Zumback, a life-long resident of Helvetia, West Virginia, is a self-taught gunsmith. Although he technically retired in 1976, his state-wide reputation caused him to continue his trade. Besides discussing his work as a gunsmith, Mr. Zumback mentions family history, community life, and the various crafts in which his brothers excelled. He reflects briefly on the racist problems faced by the Swiss community during the World Wars.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-178.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-178, Huntington, WV.