Siam: Kenneth on Ken Well's Experience with a Buffalo

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Siam: Kenneth on Ken Well's Experience with a Buffalo


Kenneth tells again the story of Ken Wells and the buffalo, near Hua Hin, where the King had a palace. He had come down on the railroad to be with Margaretta and the rest of them, and being impatient to get to the beach, he had taken a shortcut through the fields. When he was well into them, it dawned on him that the fields were filled with mud wallow holes with buffalo in them, and they had begun to go after him because he smelled like a foreigner. To save his life, Ken went right down into the nearest mud hole and stayed there until they all went back to where they were. He then slowly got himself out and walked to the beach where he plunged into the water


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1938


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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 78: Item 1: Oral History: "The Landon Chronicles" Tapes 55-60

Clip Location

Hour 57, clip 14


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: Kenneth on Ken Well's Experience with a Buffalo,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed October 28, 2020,