Peeling willows for charcoal; Neighborhood characters; Contacts with members of the du Pont family; Testing gunpowder
Partial Transcript: "I don't know whether they came from Pennsylvania or not..."
Synopsis: Peoples talks about peeling willows for making charcoal. He describes how he peeled willows and notes that the smaller trees were thought to make better powder. Peoples talks about local characters and neighbors and reminisces about a man named "Yabba" Buchanan who blasted stumps for extra money. He talks about some members of the du Pont family that he had contact with. He talks about how the company tested gunpowder. He talks about the local area and the location where Squirrel Run stood.
Keywords: Bells; Charcoal; Du Pont, Francis I. (Francis Iré né e), 1873-1942; Du Pont, Henry, 1812-1889; Gibbons House; Hunter's Corner; Knives; Peeling willows; Peoples Railway Company (Wilmington, Del.); Springs; Squirrel Run (Del.: Village); Street-railroads; Water; Willow trees