SEGMENT: TOWNS, MECHANIZATION, & RECOLLECTIONS

Irma Long>UIS Collection K-M>UIS Collection K-M, Segment 5

SEGMENT: TOWNS, MECHANIZATION, & RECOLLECTIONS,

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NON-FARM WORK
Discussion of her jobs in San Francisco, including typing for Collier's Encyclopedia.
RECOLLECTIONS
Mentions cramped living conditions in San Francisco apartment. While in San Francisco, Wilbur went fishing, in part because of meat rationing.
TOWNS
Irma lists numerous stores in Chesterfield in 1920's & 1930's. Town was thriving.
NON-FARM WORK
Tells of Wilbur's work for rail mail system & importance of railroad at that time.
TOWNS
Discussion of small town life. Traded eggs for groceries. Tells of her small town doctor & various health issues. Ice-cream sundae for a dime. Mentions automobile garage, but most farms still used horses.
MECHANIZATION
Compares maintenance issues with old horses vs. tractors. Notes father's accident with tractor radiator. Equipment made work much easier.