Stanley Browder

Interview Date: June 9, 1978
Interview Location: Narrator’s home, 8610 Callie Avenue, Morton Grove
Interviewer: Denise Rossmann Christopoulos
Duration: 60 minutes


Stanley Browder lived in Morton Grove all of his life. Mr. Browder’s mother was a Yehl, one of the oldest and earliest pioneer families to settle in this area. In this June 1978 interview, Mr. Browder discusses his father working for Poehlmann Brothers Greenhouses as the main grower of carnations and life in Morton Grove as a young boy. This includes stories of schooling, baseball, swimming in the gravel pit, “hobo island” on the river, the airport, and everyday life in town.