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Catalog Number 2005.046.0001
Object Name Tape, Cassette
Scope & Content Background: family, father immigrated, at Ellis Island, sent to Granville as a blacksmith in 1913-1914. Mother and oldest sister came in 1917. Business on Church street, also bought purple quarry in Wells, self and brothers worked in quarry on Saturdays. Belt wagons and repaired them for slate hauling, put iron bands on wheels, made a "tipping truck" to load and then split it, sold slate to Bern College. Market for flagstone developed. "Welsh were 90% of Granville residents" Not much mixing of ethnic groups, worked well together because of need for a job. Went to high school, studied music in college, still has sister, age 92 in Glens Falls.

Memories: 15 years ago, asked to write music for Granville celebration, "Welsh song to and from work each day" music still exists, Crystal Everdyke has it.
The museum? very pleasing and interesting.
Creator Williams, Stephen T.
Title Sam Forcucci, Oral History