Margaret Dingee McClure (1900-1996) oral history

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McClure, Margaret Dingee, 1900-1996, Interviewee
Adler, Rhea Saul, 1906-1990
, Interviewer
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Interview with Margaret Dingee McClure by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, October, 1981.

Early years, homes, schools
New Trier High School years, subjects, teachers
Social life - Carnegie Library - Annie Long, librarian - Musically educated --
moved to Highland Park several years after marriage to Lawrence McClure
Ravinia - property owned by Jewish Charities of Chicago - 1936 concerts began
after Mr. Eckstein's attempt had failed in early '30's --an historic view of the
development of Ravinia 1936-1981
Family picnics in Grandma,s orchard - home grown peas, home made ice
cream on Fourth of July awaken by fire- crackers, winter, Christmas
dinner at Grandma's, Thanksgiving with other side of families -- Panushka
family --Grandpa was from Prague via St. Louis --Mother and siblings
attended Evanston H.S. but Mother was in first New Trier H.S. graduating class -
Parents married in Evanston
Two Dingee Pickle Cos, -Squire Dingee Co.-- an S. M.
Dingee & Son, - Evanston - a blight descended and they
could not grow pickles here -- Removed to Wisconsin -- Squire Dingee Co. sold
to Ma Brown who sold to Beatrice
Food Co.
Pickles contracted from individuals in area, methods of sale and making
From horse and buggy to jet age
Mementos of early years - Christmas tree ornaments -- from Dingee and
McClure families -- Santa Claus --candles -- fire
Human relationships - Grandma - Maiden Aunt - neighbors Wreck of Lady Elgin -
Grandma Dingee's contribution to victims
Chicago Opera Co. - Auditorium Theatre - Harold and Edith Rockefeller
McCormick's support
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October 1981
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R 977.31 Mc
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Wilmette Public Library
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1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
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McClure, Margaret Dingee, and Rhea Saul Adler. Margaret Dingee McClure. Wilmette, Ill: Wilmette Public Library District, 1981.
Wilmette Public Library
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Margaret Dingee McClure (1900-1996) oral history
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