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Oral History #24
Joan Specter, b. 1934

by EFHS • April 24, 2018

This interview focuses on Joan Specter’s years on City Council and her travels with husband Sen. Arlen Specter.


Oral History #22
Catherine (Kitty) and Joe Rocks, b. 1928

by EFHS • April 24, 2018

Childhood memories of this couple include Gustine Lake, St. Bridget Church, Ace Riding Academy, Ridge Avenue.


Oral History #21
Shirley Shronk (1926 – 2015)

by EFHS • April 24, 2018

Married to a descendent of one of East Falls’ oldest families, the Shronks, Shirley talks about childhood fun, Breck and Mifflin Schools, 4th of July, etc.


Oral History #17
Jack McNicholas, b. 1931

by EFHS • April 24, 2018

Raised in East Falls and a postman here, Jack shares memories of sports, D-Day, local stores and factories, the Beneficial Club, golf, and more.


Oral History #23
Jean Rowland, b. 1915

by EFHS • April 24, 2018

Jean shares her impressions of arriving in East Falls from Scotland as a child, her memories of St. Bridget School and Rowland’s Market on Indian Queen Lane.


Oral History #20
Harry Prime (1920 – 2017)

by EFHS • April 24, 2018

Detailed, humorous memories by Big Band singer and Falls resident Harry Prime. Includes Kelly for Brickwork, Grace Kelly, John B. Kelly, Sr., holidays, Bathey, Clayton’s Market, more.


Oral History #19
Mae Mohr, b. 1902

by EFHS • April 24, 2018

Mae gives memories of Falls Presbyterian Church, her involvement with Old Academy Players, and the Stetson Hat Factory.


Oral History #18
Elizabeth Jeffords, b. 1950

by EFHS • April 24, 2018

This great-great grandchild of John Dobson gives her perspective of the extended Dobson family as well as Dobson Mills and its English roots.


Oral History #15
Alexis Franklin, Re: McMichael Park

by EFHS • April 23, 2018

Alexis Franklin, founder of the Friends of McMichael Park, talks about the formation of the Friends and activities and maintenance in the park.


Oral History #16
Catherine McBeth

by EFHS • April 23, 2018

Catherine, a third generation Fallser, talks about St. Bridget, playing on Netherfield, and local stores.



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