Oral History excerpt: "It was so smooth and good"

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Brooks, Geraldine (narrator); Monroe, Shirley (narrator)
Geraldine Brooks discusses the taste and quality of the Chase Street spring water. "It was so smooth and good," she says. She compares it to the "healing waters" featured in The Song of Bernadette, a film that she watched as a child every Easter. 

This was one of a group of excerpts gathered under the subject heading of Water Quality and Taste for a digital and in-person exhibit of the Spring at Small Farms Oral Histories. The digital exhibit can be seen at https://iusbarchives.omeka.net/exhibits/show/spring-at-small-farms/home. 
Westhues, Kay (interviewer)
Oral History
Water; Water quality; Ground water; Springs; Artesian wells
Gary, Indiana; Chase Street (Gary, Indiana); Small Farms, Indiana
Spring at Small Farms Oral Histories
IU South Bend Archives
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