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Title

Helen Pitney Interview

Subject

Saratoga Springs (N.Y.)
Saratoga County (N.Y.)
Pitney, Helen
Pitney Farm

Creator

Pitney, Helen

Source

Saratoga Springs Public Library

Publisher

Saratoga Springs Public Library

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Format

MP3

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Identifier

SCOH033

All Available Item Data

Interviewer

DeLalla, Ellen

Interviewee

Pitney, Helen

Location

Saratoga Springs Public Library

Original Format

Audio Cassette Tape

Duration

34:38 min

Time Summary

00:01-3:03 Helen Pitney describes childhood activities in her West Ave. neighborhood in the vicinity of Congress Ave. and West Circular St. Children swam in the Slade Creek swimming hole and played ball games in the summer, in the winter they skied.

3:04-6:01 Helen talks about attending the Number 1 School in Saratoga Springs and describes how school lines were divided.

6:02-12:48 Helen speaks about her family’s airport business. She describes summer visitors using the airstrip and the annual flying circus.

12:49-14:40 Helen talks about the family farm, the crops they grew and running their milk business.

14:41-16:32 Helen describes various vegetable vendors in her neighborhood.

16:33-17:05 Conversation about attending St. Peter’s church on Broadway and Sunday newspaper vendors.

17:06-20:27 The history of the Floral Fete is discussed and Helen describes participating as a child.

20:28-23:37 Helen speaks about how the railroad relocation affected her family’s property.

23:38-23:54 Building of the new Jr/Sr high school

23:55-25:07 Looking back at Saratoga Springs noting the changes and differences in the city and on Broadway.

25:08-28:00 Helen talks about life during her high school years.

28:01-28:48 Helen describes attending Skidmore College before beginning her career at City Hall.

28:49-29:37 Helen shares her memories of businesses and activities in Saratoga Springs during the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.

29:38-31:17 Helen talks about her duties and daily life while working in the Accounts Office in City Hall.

31:18-33:19 Interests and life in retirement.

33:20-34:38 Closing with mention of homes on Congress Ave.

Physical Format

Oral histories

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Citation

Pitney, Helen, “Helen Pitney Interview,” Saratoga Room Digital Exhibits, accessed October 24, 2020, http://digitalarchive.sspl.org/items/show/260.

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Pitney.mp3

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