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Oral Histories: Culture & Times

Oral histories in this category include those with rich memories of the culture during the first half of the twentieth century.

Culture & Times

These oral history narrators share their memories and experiences of life in the 1920's and 1930's.

  • Caroline (Ewing) Short (1918-2010) remembers growing up in the 1920's and 1930's and shares a glimpse of the culture and times from a female perspective.
  • Margaret (Haines) Doornbos (1918- ) El Dorado High School graduate of 1936, shares memories about high school and the dust storms of the “dirty thirties.”

Featured Clip

Margaret (Haines) Doornbos, 1936 graduate of El Dorado High School, shares memories about high school and the dust storms of the “dirty thirties.”

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