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Oral History #24
Joan Specter, b. 1934
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
Childhood memories of this couple include Gustine Lake, St. Bridget Church, Ace Riding Academy, Ridge Avenue.
Oral History #21
Shirley Shronk (1926 – 2015)
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
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
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)
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
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
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
Alexis Franklin, founder of the Friends of McMichael Park, talks about the formation of the Friends and activities and maintenance in the park.