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Oldest Residents Tell Story of Their Lives

The Standard-Times (New Bedford, MA) , October 14, 2004


Local residents' memories have been transcribed and preserved at the Freetown Historical Society Museum. The information is collected there for succeeding generations, according to Virginia L. French, a life member of the society and driving force behind the project.

"Children today grow up with everything they want," Mrs. French said. "They can't understand how people lived years ago and how they survived.

About 40 life histories have been collected. Seven or eight of the subjects have since died, according to Mrs. French, but their legacy lives on.

Subjects Covered: education, personal storytelling

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