Towanda Area History






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Click for more detail Ray Temple - an interview with photograph
  1918 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview with Ray Temple, who was born in 1918 in Tampico, Illinois. He describes meeting Alice Sutter, a Towanda native, while they were freshmen at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloom .....


Click for more detail Louise (Crose) Kinsella - an interview with photograph
  1923 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview of Louise (Crose) Kinsella of Towanda, Illinois. Louise tells of her birth in rural Towanda in 1923 and of the Towanda doctor, Dr. Paul Humphries, who attended her birth. Louise .....


Click for more detail Eleanor (Threlfall) Hensley - an interview with photographs
  1923 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview with Eleanor (Threlfall) Hensley, who spent most of her life in Towanda, Illinois. Eleanor recalls her childhood home; watching farmers bring grain by horse and wagon to the grai .....


Click for more detail Jerry and Hunt Henderson - an interview with photograph
  1923 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview with Jerry Henderson, with additional commentary by his son Hunt Henderson. Jerry speaks about his high school days friends and activities, his service and friends in World War I .....


Click for more detail Rose (Michael) Remschner - an interview with photographs
  1926 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview with Rose (Michael) Remschner, who was born in 1926. She recalls her childhood in Towanda, and returning in 1991, after living with her husband in Phoenix for 38 years. Rose tel .....


Click for more detail Eleanor 'Jean' (Kerber) Miller - an interview with photographs
  1927 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview with Eleanor 'Jean' (Kerber) Miller, long time Towanda resident, that covers her childhood years on the farm; her marriage on May 15, 1948 to Albert Miller who had served in the m .....


Click for more detail Rosemary (Dee) King and James 'Jim' W. Dee - an interview with photograph
  1927 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview with Rosemary (Dee) King, and her brother James 'Jim' Dee. Rosemary and Jim describe growing up on the family farm, located near the corner of Illinois Route 9 and Towanda Barnes .....


Click for more detail Lyle and Mary (Cultra) Merritt - an interview with photograph
  1929 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview with Lyle and Mary (Cultra) Merritt. Lyle, a lifelong resident of Towanda, Illinois, was born on a farm north of town in 1929. He discusses life during the depression and World W .....


Click for more detail Dale Sutter - an interview with photograph
  1934 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview with Dale Sutter who was born in 1934 and lived on the family farm 1.5 miles east of Towanda-Barnes (1900 E) Road on Ft Jesse (1600 N) Road in Towanda Township until he was 23 yea .....


Click for more detail Timothy 'Tim' C. Kraft - an interview with photograph
  1941 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview with Timothy 'Tim' C. Kraft who was born in rural Towanda in 1941. Tim speaks of attending the one-room Smith Grove School, Towanda School, and the consolidation of schools to To .....


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