Oral Histories: Butler County & South Central Kansas
Oral histories in this category include those with rich memories of growing up in Butler County and living in South Central Kansas.
These oral history narrators share their memories and experiences of growing up in Butler County.
Bill D. Dennett (1921- ) shares stories about a one-room schoolhouse in Gordon, attending Augusta High School in the late 1930's, his time in the service during World War II, and working on the railroad.
Clarence H. Kerns (1917- ) class historian of 1936, shares his memories from El Dorado High School, President Obama's grandparents, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham, and other fascinating local history about life in El Dorado and Butler County.
Clifford W. Stone (1918-2010), leading citizen and philanthropist with deep roots in Butler County, shares his memories. His family has graciously agreed to share his oral history for the sole purpose of helping school children, as well as people of all ages, honor the rich history and legacies of Mr. Stone and others associated with the development of Butler County and surrounding area.
Clarence H. Kerns shares a letter from President Obama's grandparents, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham.