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Willie Nickens interviewed by Inez Ramsey and Vicki Lloyd, 1978 July 17, 20, 24 and 1979 February 14
Identifier: SdArch 5. File 5-3
Scope and Contents Records the reminiscences of Virginia "Willie" Josephine Nickens (b. 1895) of Harrisonburg, Va., school teacher and maid for twenty years at Madison College. Describes childhood incl. experiences driving cattle thru town for Siebert family; "switching" (discipline); riding horses, downtown stable, local race track; roller skating, double decker sleds; bear and snake stories, fortune telling by Bob Rawls, the half-breed Indian blacksmith; heating with pot bellied stoves, lighting by kerosene...
Dates: 1978 July 17, 20, 24 and 1979 February 14