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Interviewee:Ralph Waldo Strickland
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Ralph Waldo Strickland, April 18, 1980. Interview H-0180.
Working on the Rails: Ralph Waldo Strickland Remembers His Time as a Railroad Employee: Ralph Waldo Strickland grew up on an Alabama farm before joining the navy and later making a career with the Seaboard Railroad. He offers a range of recollections concerning his childhood in the rural South, his encounters with the Roosevelts following their relocation in 1921 to Hot Springs, Georgia, and life as a railroad worker and union member.
Interviewee: Ralph Waldo Strickland    Interviewer: Lu Ann Jones
Duration: 02:23:00     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 17 excerpts.