Interview: Charles and Grace Childs; Part 1

Description

In this first interview with Charles and Grace Childs, Grace tells the story of her childhood on a Depression-era farm in North Dakota, and meeting Charles during college. Charles recounts his early life as a train-hopping musician and joining the National Guard in 1940. Both then recount the years spent together and apart while Charles was a Air Force pilot during World War II.

Subject

Black Hills Jazz Band, Black Hills Veteran's Writing Group, farming, Germany, The Great Depression, Korean War, music, North Dakota, North Dakota National Guard, South Dakota, train hopping, United States Air Force, World War II

Creator

Rapid City Oral History Project

Date

01-19-2015

Contributor

Rapid City Public Library
Historic Rapid City
Rapid City Library Foundation

Coverage

North Dakota, South Dakota, Rapid City (S.D.)
The Great Depression, World War II

Interviewee

Charles "Chuck" Childs
Grace Childs

Interviewer

Kim Morey

Location

Rapid City

Files

Date Added
May 19, 2021
Collection
Interviews
Item Type
Oral History
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Citation
Rapid City Oral History Project, “Interview: Charles and Grace Childs; Part 1,” Rapid City Oral History, accessed May 28, 2024, https://rcploralhistory.omeka.net/items/show/8.