Oral History excerpt: Sledding on Chase Street

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Main contributors
Ledbetter, Judy (narrator); Ledbetter, Andrea (narrator)
Judy Ledbetter, who has lived north of the Chase St. spring for 54 years, describes the sandhills that used to exist in the area. "This was all like sand dunes. It looked just like the beach," her daughter Andrea says. Judy shares a memory of children sledding on the hills in the winter.

This was one of a group of excerpts gathered under the subject heading of Growing Up in Small Farms 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
Community; Sledding; Sand dunes; Landscapes
Small Farms, Indiana; Chase Street (Gary, Indiana); Gary, Indiana
Spring at Small Farms Oral Histories
IU South Bend Archives
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