Segment Synopsis: The depression in Moscow. Five dollars paid light, water, phone and groceries. Housing
for students in the depression. Army camp in Moscow became property of U of I. Three
students who lived in an abandoned cabin.
Segment Synopsis: Self contained Moscow with no other wish. Foreign population in town. Kindness to
the foreigners in the fifties. Business practices of 1920 Moscow. Women osteopaths
in Moscow, their difficulty getting established. A man doctor who killed himself.
Older families ran Moscow.
Segment Synopsis: Water trough on Sixth Street in Moscow, wooden sidewalks. Quiet, peaceable town, places
where men frequented kept quiet and undercover. Police kept peace in Moscow during
Prohibition. WCTU during Prohibition
Segment Synopsis: How Troy was settled, two brothers planted rutabagas, that settled Troy. Olsen brothers
built one house on boundary of first two homesteads in Troy. Mrs. Grove's first income
in Troy came from working women for housekeeping. She and her daughter slept in the
spare room until a man brought a cook car for them to live in. Worked half days in
the print shop. House broken up because some women were through teaching.
Segment Synopsis: Wilbur Johns offers to sell newspaper (print shop). Got rid of paper just before her
daughter graduated high school. Press said to be one that Mark Twain brought. Carl
Olsen had to fix the press because it wouldn't turn (1930). Hand crank. Ever week
a man had to carry the chase in. Ready print pages with two blanks for Mrs. Grove
to print on. She eventually ran out of room on the blanks, needed more paper. [the],
herself and outside correspondent "haunted news".