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Oral History #14
Robert McClenahan, b. 1944

by EFHS • April 23, 2018

Bob reminisces about his childhood activities in East Falls, Mifflin School, and Falls Presbyterian Church.


Oral History #13
David McClenahan, b. 1947

by EFHS • April 23, 2018

A lifetime resident of East Falls, Dave’s interview focuses on Falls Presbyterian Church and Mifflin School.


Oral History #12
Louise Halstead, b. 1892

by EFHS • April 23, 2018

Interviewed at age 99 in 1981, Louise shares her memories of working in Dobson Mills, attending Forest School, and reminiscing about her father, who was a lamplighter.


Oral History #11
Edith Gotwols (1919 – 2018)

by EFHS • April 23, 2018

Interview focuses on Edith’s involvement with Old Academy Players and the Falls Presbyterian Church.
She received an honorary plaque from Old Academy in 2014 – text of speech and photo attached.


Oral History #10
Daniel Furman, b. 1935

by EFHS • April 22, 2018

Daniel’s descriptive memories of growing up in East Falls focus on recreation, sports – especially rowing, and church picnics.


Oral History #9
Eileen Flynn & Nancy Ann Sullivan, b. 1930 and 1935

by EFHS • April 22, 2018

Lifetime residents of East Falls, these sisters share memories of St. Bridget Church, local stores, WWII rationing, and more.


Oral History #8
‘Five Fishes’ Oral History with Tom Williams & Keith Shively

by EFHS • April 22, 2018

Tom Williams and Keith Shively give the background of the installation of the Five Fishes sculpture, located along the Schuylkill River in East Falls.


Oral History #7
Ruth Emmert, b. 1907

by EFHS • April 22, 2018

Ruth shares her recollections, with humor and detail, of coming to East Falls as a bride in 1926. Highlights include a typical day of a housewife, Prohibition years, hucksters, shopping, Old Academy.


Oral History #6
Grace Davis & Hazel Stamm, b. circa 1895 – 1900

by EFHS • April 22, 2018

Memories of two sisters growing up in East Falls, including their recollections of Dobson Mills.


Oral History #5
Paul Costello, 1894 – 1986

by EFHS • April 22, 2018

Interview with the American triple Olympic Gold Medal winner in rowing, who grew up in East Falls and rowed with his cousin John B. Kelly, Sr.



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