Oral history with John Laurens

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Title:
Oral history with John Laurens
Interviewee:
Laurens, John
Date:
1972-10-13
Description:
John Laurens graduated from the Citadel in 1910. During World War I Laurens was stationed with the Charleston Light Dragoons in El Paso, Texas and later in France. In the interview, Laurens enumerates his siblings and discusses various occurrences in his life and in Charleston including family vacations on the Southern Railroad, a bath house that was once located at the end of Tradd Street, the Charleston Exposition of 1901, a tornado that took off the steeple of St. Philips Church and a fire at the Anderson Lumber Company once located on Broad Street. Audio with transcript.
Collection:
South Carolina Historical Society Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
South Carolina Historical Society
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Laurens, Henry, Citadel Academy (Charleston, S.C.), St. Philip's Church (Charleston, S.C.), Southern Railway (U.S.), Charleston Light Dragoons, Confederate States of America. Army. South Carolina Cavalry Regiment, 4th. Company K
Topical Subject:
World War I, 1914-1918, Bath houses, Tornado, Fire, Lumber industry
Geographic Subject:
Charleston (S.C.)
Language:
English
Shelving Locator:
44-15 Laurens
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
audio/mpeg
Digitization Specifications:
Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are wav files.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital resource copyright 2010, The South Carolina Historical Society. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Carolina Historical Society, 100 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401