Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with John W. Reickes

UNO student William H. Turner, Jr. interviewed John W. Reickes about his time as a firefighter for the Bellevue Fire Department in Bellevue, Nebraska on September 21, 1978. Reickes worked for the Bellevue Fire Department from the 1940s to the 1970s. The two discussed the changes in the physical building of the fire department, changes in technology, mergers with other fire departments, and Reickes' career including his work for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression and the Bellevue Water Department. The interview took place on September 21, 1978 after Reickes had been retired from the Fire Department for about five years., UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections, 00:51:07
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Abstract/Description: UNO student William H. Turner, Jr. interviewed John W. Reickes about his time as a firefighter for the Bellevue Fire Department in Bellevue, Nebraska on September 21, 1978. Reickes worked for the Bellevue Fire Department from the 1940s to the 1970s. The two discussed the changes in the physical building of the fire department, changes in technology, mergers with other fire departments, and Reickes' career including his work for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression and the Bellevue Water Department. The interview took place on September 21, 1978 after Reickes had been retired from the Fire Department for about five years.
Subject(s): Bellevue (Neb.)
Omaha (Neb.) -- History
Audiocassettes
Oral histories (document genres)
Date Created: 1978-09-21

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