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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.
Oral History #16
Catherine, a third generation Fallser, talks about St. Bridget, playing on Netherfield, and local stores.
Oral History #14
Robert McClenahan, b. 1944
Bob reminisces about his childhood activities in East Falls, Mifflin School, and Falls Presbyterian Church.
Oral History #13
David McClenahan, b. 1947
A lifetime resident of East Falls, Dave’s interview focuses on Falls Presbyterian Church and Mifflin School.
Oral History #12
Louise Halstead, b. 1892
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)
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
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
Lifetime residents of East Falls, these sisters share memories of St. Bridget Church, local stores, WWII rationing, and more.