Siam: Kenneth on His 'Bike Gang'

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Siam: Kenneth on His 'Bike Gang'


Kenneth was very much interested in young people. He mentions his work with the youth at the Columbus, New Jersey, church. In Bangkok, this carried over. He organized many young people and played several sports with them before he began his bicyle gang. In no time at all, he built up a gang of thirty or forty fellows, all with bicycles. They would all wear white duck pants and go through the jungle, on the narrow jungle paths, and cover an incredible number of miles in a day. In this way Kenneth got to know many of these young men, heard many of their conversations and learned about their families. He tells of the "kidnapping" of girls and the story of one young man on his sports club who evetually won the championship games for Thailand and nearly beat the Japanese champion


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1936


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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 58, clip 8


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam: Kenneth on His 'Bike Gang',” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed October 28, 2020,