Meredith Ludwig

Trevor Harris / KBIA

Boonville's Meredith Ludwig admits that once she started collecting oral histories of longtime Missouri River valley residents, she didn't want the process to end. Here are excerpts from personal histories of a pair of Missourians that Ludwig talked with back in 2004.

Diane Oerly

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.