Siam: Kenneth Describes Chong and Agriculture

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Siam: Kenneth Describes Chong and Agriculture


Kenneth describes Chong, its jungles, snaky vines, agriculture, religious beliefs, and other customs. He remembers the governor cutting down the trees and thus offending the populations because trees were sacred and believed to have a spirit in them. He talks about agricultural practices and the deep-cutting plows Americans brought to the region, only to realize that these were not adequate for the arable land that was there and the natural fertilizing system in place.


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1929


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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 77: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 38-54

Clip Location

Hour 48, clip 3


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: Kenneth Describes Chong and Agriculture,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed October 24, 2020,