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People of Palatine

Oral History

A great way to learn about history is to talk to elderly people and ask them what life used to be like in the old days. If they consent to have the conversation recorded, then everyone can learn about and enjoy the past.

We are fortunate to have interviewed the following people who are part of Palatine’s history:


Mary Csanadi

Mary reminisces about her days as a country school teacher . . .


Stan Hapke

Interviewed by David Hammer February 18, 2013

An Interview with Stan . . .



Georgianna Palmer

Interviewed by Connie Rawa October 16, 2001

Georgianna talks about her life …



Helen Baumann

Interviewed by Connie Rawa November 14, 2013

Helen lived her whole life in one house …