Laddie Smith, II
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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. This oral history centers mostly on life as Genevieve Owens remembers it near the present day sites of Ritter Park, Cabell- Huntington Hospital, and the area near the hospital during the 1920's and 30's in Huntington, West Virginia. Focal points of the interview were: everyday life, especially during the Depression and the time immediately before; the Hanging Tree, reported to be in what is now Ritter Park; streetcars, a Model T Ford; early radios; the 1937 flood; the Ku Klux Klan; the condition of the area now known as Fairfield Stadium in the 1920's and 30's; World War II; morals, mores, and expectations in the 1920's; reciprocity and neighborhood relationships in the 1920's; some comparisons between then and now; and other topics.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-583.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-583, Huntington, WV.