Levere and Dorothy Spohn Oral History Interview Edit

Summary

Identifier
89OH53

Dates

  • 1982 (Creation)
  • 1916 – 1950 (Event)

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  • 1.00 Items (Whole)
  • 00:45:00 Length_hours (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    Levere Spohn's family moved to Hershey from Mt. Joy when he was three. Father worked in factory.  He vividly recounts 1937 strike, took pictures (later lost in fire).  Talks about William Murrie; last run of trolley, working at Hershey Park, pool bathhouse, candy kitchen.  M.S. Hershey anecdotes.  Mrs. Spohn is third generation Derry resident, gives family history (Habecker).  Worked at Hershey Park as a teenager, later at factory in coating sales.  She had to leave when married.  Became secretary at Lumber Company, quit to raise family, returned after 18 years.  Recalls childhood years, advantages of living in Hershey, M.S. Hershey anecdotes (MSH called her "Harry's daughter"), zoo.

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