This post includes the fifth audio segment of my conversation last spring with Sharon (Wickre) Rickard, formerly of Rolfe, Iowa, from 1944-1960. There’s more detail about Rolfe in the first four segments. This tying-up-loose-ends fifth segment is about 6 1/4 minutes long. Part of it includes me referring to Rolfe’s 1980-81 oral history project and me reading an exerpt from a book about conducting oral histories. My favorite part of Sharon’s recording is what she said in the last 25 seconds. Click on the following link to listen to the fifth segment: SharonWickreRickardDPart5A
Since Sharon mentioned several businesses in Rolfe during the 1940s and 1950s, I wanted to research the locations of those businesses to provide an accurate map. I am providing a map, but it is sketchy. Don’t bet your life on the accuracy of locations of the stores/businesses. If you have additional information to provide about Main Street (i.e., Garfield Street) in Rolfe during the ’40s and ’50s, or corrections, please be sure to let me know. You may do so by commenting below or by emailing me at email@example.com . (If you comment below, the only person who will see your email address is me.)
TO READ THE FINE PRINT, CLICK on this MAP (below) TWICE
The bulk of my information is from the Centennial History Rolfe, Iowa, 1863-1963, the Pocahontas County, Iowa, History compiled in 1981, and conversations with Sharon, Clara (Gunderson) Hoover, and a handful of other Rolfe natives. Again, PLEASE, if you have anything to add about Rolfe’s history (anything from soup to nuts…not just about stores, etc.) or to correct (whether it is from the ’40s or ’50s or earlier or later) please comment below or let me know via email. Thank you.
Click here to view (and print if you wish) the above map in pdf format.
If you enjoyed reading this series of posts, just think how interested people would be in knowing what you recall! One step further…if you have photos you think might be of interest, I hope you might scan them, or be willing to let me scan them and share in the same manner that Sharon did.
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