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Narrator's name Robert M. Simons
Catalog Number 2006.700.0068
Collection Oral History Collection
Source Oral History Committee
Object Name Transcript
Date 2000
Year Range from 1837
Year Range to 2000
Creator The Midland County Historical Society
Scope & Content Oral History: Robert M. Simons
Age at Time of Interview: 79

Year Range: 1837-2000
Topics:
Electricity in Coleman
Coleman Elevator Company
Coleman Shingle Mill
Simons Mercantile Company
1920s Medical remedies
Ice house with ice from Mill Pond in Clare
Ice harvesting by Dow Chemical out of Sanford Lake
Coleman in 1930s and 1940s
Atwater Kent radio
Rado Shows 1930s
Frolic Theater and announcemt of Pearl Harbor
Army Experiences
Cive War prejudice in the south in 1940s
Harvesting grain and handling, storage, shipping
Michigan Bean Company in Midland

People:
Seymour Coleman, founder of Coleman
Edwin Reagh, Manager of Simons Mercantile
Frances Josephine Simon Robinson - Teacher
Harry Heilman - Radio announcer
Lawrence Yager - Elevater helper

File contain:
Copy of picture of Coleman town, early 1900s
Copy of picture of Simons' elevator
Copy of picture of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Simons
Copy of "The Simons Story"

Pictures:
Margaret Hopkins Simon
Mary Hubbell Simons
Samuel W. Hubbell Family
Charles Clark Family
T.B. Simons
Edwin Simons Family
Subjects Civil rights
Electricity
Medicines
Mills
Search Terms Business, Coleman Elevator Company
Business, Coleman Shingle Mill
Business, Frolic Theatre
Business, Michigan Bean Company, Midland
Business, Simons Mercantile Company
City, Coleman
History, Midland County
War, World War II
People Reagh, Edwin
Simons, Robert
Yager, Lawrence
Existence of copies
Interviewer Chuck Lentz
Interview date 2000-06-28