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Clarence Sowers' Oral History

Dublin Core

Title

Clarence Sowers' Oral History

Subject

Clarence Sowers
Betty Turnell
oral history
recording
interview
childhood
Jasper County, IL
Indiana
Decatur, IL
automobile mechanic
shoveling coal
Wabash Railroad
construction
three churches
bricklayers trade
changes to construction work
garden
no winter work
no unemployment
freight foreman
Pennsylvania Railroad
Linn & Scruggs building
catholic school
8th grade education
1st contract
Union
customer loyalty
Great Depression
World War I
exempt
World War II
retirement
changes to Decatur
Staley Company
wildcat whistle
streetcars
fare box
Dreamland Park
amusement park
Fairview Park
travel
Florida
health issues
Macon School
bricklayer foreman
WPA workers
Cuba tour
Sarasota, FL
casino
Nassau, Bahamas
Hawaii
family
Mexico
bull ring
Juarez
photography
future of Decatur
lodge

Description

This is the oral history of Clarence Sowers. He was interviewed by Betty Turnell. The interview includes his career in construction.

Creator

Interviewee: Clarence Sowers
Interviewer: Betty Turnell

Source

Clarence Sowers

Publisher

Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL

Date

unknown

Contributor

Betty Turnell

Rights

The Decatur Public Library owns and maintains all copyright on materials featured on omeka.decaturlibrary.org. These materials cannot be used without prior consent. Please contact the Local History Room at the Decatur Public Library for more information.

Relation

construction
Decatur, IL

Format

.mp3

Language

English

Type

oral history

Identifier

OH51

Coverage

oral history, recording, Clarence Sowers, Betty Turnell

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Betty Turnell

Interviewee

Clarence Sowers

Location

Decatur, IL

Transcription

none

Original Format

cassette tape

Duration

37.47

Bit Rate/Frequency

unknown

Time Summary

unknown