Helen Ries interviewed by Chia-Yin Leslie Tu and Dan Brenner

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Date: Time Period: 1930 - 1950, 1975, 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19435
Description: Helen Ries describes a typical scene on a Ridgewood street. She talks about the horses and wagons coming down her cobblestone block. A vegetable peddler would come around for the ladies to stock their ... More
Date: Time Period: 1930 - 1950
Subject: Trolley cars | Blizzards
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19436
Description: Helen Ries recalls the days when trolley transportation existed in Ridgewood. Not many people owned cars and as a result, trolleys were widely used. A ride in the trolley cost a nickel which is much d ... More
Date: Time Period: 1900s, 1925, 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19434
Description: Helen Ries recounts the history of the Vander Ende-Onderdonk House located in Ridgewood. The house was built in 1709 and the original owners of the Onderdonk house were the Vander Ende family who sold ... More
Date: Time Period: 1700 - 2013
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19433
Description: Helen Ries was born to parents of Gottscheer ethnicity who emigrated from present day Slovenia. In this interview, Helen discusses her Gottscheer heritage as well as her life during the Great Depressi ... More
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