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Jon Collins and WWII soldiers in Portland

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Jon Collins talks about what it was like in Portland during WWII and the impact the training camps had on the city. The pictures relate to what Mr.…

Oral interview of Mrs. Clarise Lehman

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Paula Shannon and Anita Lamberth sit down with Mrs. Clarise Lehman to talk about her life and the time she has lived in Portland. Mrs. Lehman worked…

Bonnie and Carl Fussell talk about family and their careers in education in Portland


Carl and Bonnie Fussell talk about coming to Portland and their careers as teachers and Carl's time as the girls basketball coach at the high school.

The "only" deer in Middle Tennessee in 1925 shot in Mitchellville Tennessee.


Mr. Larry Hinton tells the story, as told to him by his family, about the shooting of the only deer known to be in this area in 1925.

Larry Hinton Interview October 2019


Ms. Paula Shannon sits down with Mr. Larry Hinton at the library to talk about his life in Portland.