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Mineral Point Library Archives

1982 - Neal, Hellum, Penberthy (Part 1)

Trelawney and Pendarvis house
Shake Rag (a/k/a Hoard) street before 1934.
On the left, Pendarvis House, in the middle,
Trelawny, and on the right, the Kinsman house,
demolished in the 1930s.

Robert (Bob) Neal and Roy Penberthy talk about their families and early life in Mineral Point and along Shake Rag street in Part 1 of this interview from Feb. 14, 1982, lead by Jack Holzhueter of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

Both Neal and Penberthy were born in Mineral Point; Neal in 1906 and Penberthy in 1898.The conversation took place at the home of Elizabeth (Liz) and Sam Holmes in Mineral Point. Liz was the first curator of the Mineral Point Room, now known as the Mineral Point Library Archives.

The original audio files were digitized in 2016 and 2017 by Dorothea Salo and students Courtney Becks and Logan Rains from the Recover Analog and Digital Data (RADD) project, part of the School of Library & Information Studies (SLIS) Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison under a grant from Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment.

1982 - Neal, Hellum, Penberthy (Part 1)