Oral History excerpt: Watercress in January

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Date
2020-01-10
Main contributor
Wilkes, Alma (narrator)
Summary
Alma Wilkes, retired Gary School System teacher and nutritionist, discusses the vegetation around the Chase Street Spring. She notes that watercress grows around the well, and that it is still thriving in January. She says, "I think that's a treasure...Watercress is really, really healthy." 

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. 
Contributor
Westhues, Kay (interviewer)
Genre
Oral History
Subjects
Water; Watercress; Plants; Artesian wells
Locations
Gary, Indiana; Chase Street (Gary, Indiana); Small Farms, Indiana
Collection
Spring at Small Farms Oral Histories
Unit
IU South Bend Archives
Language
English
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