The Mill at Anselma Oral History Project
Susanna Throop and Johanna Mellis
This interview features Barbara Seiple, who has been living next to the Mill at Anselma since 1965. Ms. Seiple discusses the various changes that she has seen at the Mill, as well as, the changes that she has encountered in Chester Springs, Pughtown, and East Nantmeal. In addition, she describes what it was like to learn in a one-room school building and how the community shifted from rural farming to urban living.
Pughtown, East Nantmeal, Ludwigs Corner, elementary education, Montessori, commuters, white collar jobs, blue collar jobs, urbanization, Oliver Collins, Chester Springs, the Mill at Anelma, dairy, Phoenixville, Paoli, development, community events, one-room school, blackboard, chalkboard, Owen J. Roberts School Board, farmers, fox hunting, hay, corn, milling, blade sharpening, lake, innovation, industrialization, rural, urban
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Seiple, Barbara, "An Interview with Barbara Seiple" (2019). The Mill at Anselma Oral History Project. 4.
This interview was funded by the Abele Family Foundation and conducted at the Mill at Anselma.