Towanda Area History






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Click for more detail Roy Lee Redding - an interview with a Navy veteran
  1941-12 - 1946-01 Veterans This is an interview with Roy Lee Redding who enlisted in the United States Navy after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He served during World War II, from December, 1941 to January, 1946, first complet .....


Click for more detail George G. Sweeney - an interview with a Army veteran
  1942-08-10 - 1946-03-15 Veterans This is an interview with George G. Sweeney who enlisted in the United States Army and served as a Corporal during World War II, from August 10, 1942 to March 15, 1946. George spend fourteen months i .....


Click for more detail Esther (Miller) Reeves - an interview with photograph
  1943 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview with Esther (Miller) Reeves who, in 1943, married George Reeves. Esther tells of purchasing farm ground north of Towanda and renting the farm house south of Towanda that was owne .....


Click for more detail Vivian (Brigham) Kraft - an interview with photograph
  1944 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview with Vivian (Brigham) Kraft of rural Towanda. Vivian tells of moving to Towanda after her marriage to Charles (Chuck) B. Kraft in 1944. She describes rationing during World War I .....


Click for more detail Mason Crow - an interview with photograph
  1945 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview of Mason Crow of Towanda, Illinois. Mason tells of how he came to move to Towanda in the late 1940s, the home he built, his impressions of the town at that time, and how it has ch .....


Click for more detail Ottilie (Owen) Womack - an interview with photograph
  1947 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview with Ottilie (Owen) Womack, who moved from Normal, Illinois to a farm 4 miles southeast of Towanda following her marriage to George Womack on February 2, 1947. Ottilie describes .....


Click for more detail Lucile (Whirrell) Woodrum - an interview with photographs
  1950 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview with Lucile (Whirrell) Woodrum, who moved to Towanda from Normal, Illinois with her husband Raymond in 1950. Lucile talks of the excavating company her husband formed with their s .....


Click for more detail Michael 'Mike' McCurdie - an interview with photograph
  1950 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview with Michael 'Mike' McCurdie who moved to Towanda, Illinois with his parents at the age of 4 in 1950. Mike discussed his parents, Fern and Slayton 'Mac', who took over the full s .....


Click for more detail Stephen Howard Fincham - an interview with a Navy veteran
  1951-09-21 - 1955-02-28 Veterans This is an interview with Stephen Howard Fincham who served in the United States Navy 4th Division during the Korean War from September 21, 1951 to February 2, 1955. Steve served on the USS Missouri a .....


Click for more detail Ethelyn (Meints) Wager - an interview with photographs
  1955 - 2007 Oral histories This is an interview of Ethelyn (Meints) Wager of Towanda, Illinois. Ethelyn tells of her family's move to Towanda from Kansas with her husband's employer, the Barton Corporation, a road construction .....


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