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  • Collection: Broome County Oral History Project

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Interview with William A. Hallahan<br /><br />

William A. Hallahan talks about his upbringing in Binghamton and the start of his baseball career in Groton, NY at the age of 18. He discusses playing for the St. Louis Cardinals and winning 3/4 of the World Series games in which he pitched. He also…

Interview with Walter Dryja<br /><br />

Walter Dryja talks about his family's life, beginning with his father's emigration from Poland to Maryland, and then to Pennsylvania to work in the coal mines. He talks about his family life, working on different dairy farms, his long hours and…

Interview with Susie Gallagher<br /><br />

Susie Gallagher discusses her childhood and the family home she grew up in. She mentions becoming a teacher and taught school for several years. She and her husband purchased an inn and converted it to an automobile dealership and then to a gasoline…

Interview with Stephen Maxian<br /><br />

Stephen Maxian talks about being brought up in Binghamton, NY. He tells of owning a farm in Silver Lake Township for thirty five years. He also discusses moving to Johnson City to take a job at a factory, and building a house for his family with the…

Interview with Shirley Woodward<br /><br />

Shirley Woodward speaks about her father's influence on her interest in local history, work as the Town of Maine historian and with the Nanticoke Valley Historical Society. She details the responsibilities of her work as the town historian. She…

Interview with Sarah Burbank<br /><br />

Sarah Burbank talks about her childhood and her fathers death prior to her birth, her education at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, and her experience teaching home economics in Binghamton, NY. She discusses her project 'Cooking School of the…

Interview with Regis C. McNamara<br /><br />

Regis C. McNamara talks about his education at the University of Notre Dameand playing football under Knute Rockne. During World War II he was a Lieutenant in the Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit. He worked for IBM and then as an engineer for…

Interview with Olga Riggins<br /><br />

Olga Riggins talks about her parents' courtship and emigration from Europe to the U.S. She talks about her father's store and the ice house he operated. She tells of her variety of jobs - the Endicott Shoe Corporation, Carlova Perfume Factory, Hotel…

Interview with Mrs. Simon Fenson<br /><br />

Mrs. Fenson continues to talk about her life on a farm in Johnson City, NY and the day a fire destroyed her home and how the Beckwith Lumber Co. assisted in rebuilding. She also discusses the customs of her culture on Pentecost (Troitsa).

Interview with Mrs. Claude Fawcett<br /><br />

Mrs. Fawcett details her life from her upbringing in New Orleans, La., through her education at the public high school, then getting her degree in education from New Orleans University, to her relocations with her husband, who was a Reverend that…

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