Thinking Out Loud: Memories of Work, Life Along Missouri River

Jan 29, 2017

When she set out to collect the oral histories of longtime Missouri River valley residents, Boonville's Meredith Ludwig never imagined that she would end up with over 70 hours from two dozen men and women. Her histories - collected in 2004 - are archived at the State Historical Society of Missouri. KBIA's Trevor Harris talked with Ludwig about her oral histories with the late 'Mayor of Overton' Fred Oerly and Lottie Klein.

Meredith Ludwig on the Missouri River bridge at Boonville. On this week's Thinking Out Loud, we share edited versions of a pair of oral histories collected by Ludwig as part of the Missouri River Folk History Project.
Credit Meredith Ludwig

This program originally aired on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Listen for new episodes of Thinking Out Loud each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on KBIA 91.3FM.