Snyder was born in East Hanover Township in 1922. He and his brother were enrolled in the Hershey Industrial School in 1929. He lived on school farms from 1933 ca. to 1940, when he graduated. Describes chores; privileges; social life; time schedules. Recalls traditions; homecoming events; memorable moments with while farming; opportunities he was given. Attended Hershey Junior College. Enlisted in the Army in 1942.