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Mrs. Walter Balloon (1914- )

The interview consists of two tapes and accompanying verbatim transcript. In tape one, Mrs. Balloon reads a paper written by her mother relating her mother’s memory of the history of the Silver Point Normal Industrial School started by G. P. Bowser in 1908. Her mother attended the school and paid her tuition by working in the printing office of the Christian Echo. In the second tape, Mrs. Balloon relates her own memories of Silver Point, G. P. Bowser, and her own father, Thomas H. Busby. Her father also attended the school at Silver Point, which is where he met her mother. Busby was a well-known evangelist, who preached throughout much of the South from bases in Nashville and Arkansas. No original file accompanies the tape.

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