An American In Japan: Korean War (Pt. 1)

My grandfather tells me the stories of his service on the MRS (military rail service) in American based Japan during the Korean War. He gives personal insight into his experience as a young American man in an unfamiliar land during...

Living history project

A history conversation with my great Poppa

Final Project

I chose to interview Mike Shaw, a retired BNSF employee. I thought that Mike would have good perspective on what being a railroad engineer was really like. Mike not only had pivotal information on what was expected of him and...

An American In Japan: Korean War (Pt. 2)

My grandfather tells me the stories of his service on the Military Railroad Service in American based Japan during the Korean War. He gives personal insight into his experience as a young American man in an unfamiliar land during wartime.

My mom’s good memories of her grandfather

I never got to meet my grandfather and my mom always talked about how much she liked spending time with him. In this interview, she told me more about the train trips they made together when they had to visit...

Lil Bev Goes to Arkansas

My mother Beverly recounts her visit from Chicago to Arkansas in 1944 when she was 4 years old.

The Train Ride

My mom, Christina, describes the time she shared with her grandmother when taking the train to New Mexico.

Talking with Mom

I talk to my mom about my great grandfather.

So Wrong, but So Right

Long before texts, emails, and snapchat, if you wanted to talk to someone you either had to write a letter, or use the phone, and not a cell phone. Jake Freedman interviewed his grandfather Saul Freedman about his mid-high school...

Grandpa Jesse and the trains

My grandfather William Joseph Jesse and his history of working on the trains in Chicago, IL

The Train Hopper

So my dad decided to hop a train near UC Davis. This is an interview of him talking about his experience

Larry Walker

My grandfather, Larry Walker, talking about his childhood summers in Green Mountain Springs, CO.

Trackside Memories

Trains, a career, and running a family couldn’t stop Grandpa from graduating college.

Charles Niswonger is interviewed by his great grand daughter about his experience in the navy during WWII.
November 29, 2015 App Interview

Chuck Niswonger (who I am named after) recalls his life growing up in the 30's and inlisting in the Navy for World War 2. He met my great grandmother when he was 26 and she was 19. They are 7...

The greatest role model

In this interview we explore my families history with my mother who grew up in Santa Ana in the seventies. She shares details into our family’s past some of the jobs that they did and how she a mexican woman...