Siam Furlough: Kenneth on Swimming in the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee

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Siam Furlough: Kenneth on Swimming in the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee


When the Landons went on furlough in 1931, Kenneth traveled around the world one way, on his own, while Margaret traveled around the other way with the children. She went east, and he went west so as to travel to the Holy Land. One memorable experience was swimming in the Dead Sea. "Yes, I sat in the Dead Sea. You can't swim in it." He says he is the type who sinks in fresh water, but he could sit in the water and read a newspaper. He literally sat upright, reading. He also swam in the Sea of Galilee. Had a wonderful time there. 


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993)


January 1, 1931


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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 60, clip 8


Sub-Series 8: Audio and Video

Main Collection

Series 1: Biographical


Landon, Kenneth (1903-1993) , “Siam Furlough: Kenneth on Swimming in the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee,” Digital Exhibits of Wheaton College, accessed October 24, 2020,