Kenneth on His Legendary Canoe Trip with His Brother Bradley

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Kenneth on His Legendary Canoe Trip with His Brother Bradley


A story from Kenneth's childhood. It was fall, and very wintry, and very cold, but his brother, Bradley, wanted to go canoeing. To begin with, Bradley sat in the rear and Kenneth sat in the front. They paddled a number of miles before they decided to switch places. In trying to do so they lost control of the canoe. It flipped over, and both of them found themselves in over their heads. The water was ice cold. They struggled to right the canoe, hauled themselves into it, then dipped out the water and began paddling downstream. They were sitting there in icy cold water, paddling like crazy. They returned the canoe they had rented, paid the price, and rushed home to take a bath.


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1917


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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


Kenneth Landon (1903-1993)



Sound File Location

Box 82: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" CDs 51-75

Clip Location

Hour 73, clip 02


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993), “Kenneth on His Legendary Canoe Trip with His Brother Bradley,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed September 29, 2023,