Margaret's Family Moved Took Over a Boarding House

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Margaret's Family Moved Took Over a Boarding House


The Mortensons moved and took over a boarding house on Dempster St. That was when Margaret started kindergarten, and she remembers walking across a railroad track to school. Her sister Evangeline was adorable and everyone liked her, including the elderly man who made charming doll cradles and offered one to Evangeline.


Landon Margaret (1903-1993)


January 1, 1908


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Over a course of 13 years Kip Landon (Kenneth Landon Jr.) began recording stories from his parents, Margaret and Kenneth Landon, resulting in 95 hours of recordings. Beginning on July 20, 1976, recording finished in June, 1978. The project resumed again in 1982 for a few months. After a long break, the third recording period began in 1988 and concluded in March 1989.

Oral History Item Type Metadata


Margaret Landon



Sound File Location

Box 75: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 1-20

Clip Location

Hour 12, clip 3


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


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