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Oral History with Clabots, William (1976)

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Tape 1, side 1

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0:04 Introduction.

Introduction.

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0:39 Birth.

Birth.

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0:50 Family History.

Family History.

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1:07 Mother's family.

Mother's family.

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1:38 Flemish Language.

Flemish Language.

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2:08 Schooling at Water...

Schooling at Water Division School (how it got its name).

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3:15 Church.

Church.

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4:43 Shopping practices...

Shopping practices in his childhood.

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5:00 Trips to Green Bay.

Trips to Green Bay.

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5:18 A typical day on the farm.

A typical day on the farm.

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5:41 Lumber Camp experiences...

Lumber Camp experiences (He started going to the camps in 1912).

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6:48 Railroad was used in...

Railroad was used in his day to transport logs (No floating logs down the river).

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7:22 How the lumber camps looked.

How the lumber camps looked.

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8:18 Buildings in the camps.

Buildings in the camps.

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8:39 Pay for work in the camps.

Pay for work in the camps.

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9:02 Oct.-Mar.

Oct.-Mar. season in the camps.

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9:59 Transportation to the camps.

Transportation to the camps.

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10:12 Recreation in the camps.

Recreation in the camps.

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10:24 A typical day in the camps.

A typical day in the camps.

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11:10 Lunch in the woods.

Lunch in the woods.

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12:29 Number of men in the camps.

Number of men in the camps.

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12:41 Railroad ties...

Railroad ties (comparison of prices then and now).

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13:50 Food in the camps.

Food in the camps.

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14:45 Quitting time each day.

Quitting time each day.

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15:23–20:08 World War I.

World War I.

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15:28 He was working for...

He was working for Allis-Chalmers in Milwaukee making ammunition for England when the war broke out.

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16:05 Nationality of the...

Nationality of the factory workers.

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16:39 18 cents per hour...

18 cents per hour working in the factory.

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17:02 Military training in...

Military training in Battle Creek.

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17:29 Shipped out to France.

Shipped out to France.

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18:59 He was in the railroad...

He was in the railroad engineers in France (not the trenches).

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20:08 Return from the war.

Return from the war.

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20:16 Work after the war.

Work after the war.

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21:19 Marriage at age 41.

Marriage at age 41.

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21:48 Bought the farm from...

Bought the farm from his parents.

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22:08 Purchase of milking machine.

Purchase of milking machine.

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22:27 Hand milking versus...

Hand milking versus machine milking.

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23:13 Has 5 children.

Has 5 children.

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23:34 Retirement.

Retirement.

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25:23–28:12 Flemish Celebrations.

Flemish Celebrations.

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25:31 Flemish Kermis held...

Flemish Kermis held on Humboldt Road in a tavern and hall (Rainbow Gardens).

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26:13 Flemish and Walloons...

Flemish and Walloons attend Kermises.

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26:25 Preble Kermis on July...

Preble Kermis on July 9 at Holy Martyrs of Gorkum Congregation.

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28:12 Foods.

Foods.

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30:35 Mr. Clabots' son took...

Mr. Clabots' son took over the farm.

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30:50 Haying practices today.

Haying practices today.

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31:37 Early Haying practices.

Early Haying practices.

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32:50 Plowing when he farmed.

Plowing when he farmed.

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33:13 Changes in farming.

Changes in farming.

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