David P. Witmer Jr. Oral History Interview Edit

Summary

Identifier
90OH05

Dates

  • 1990-03-21 (Creation)
  • 1924 – 1990 (Event)

Extents

  • 1.00 Items (Whole)
  • 02:30:00 Length_hours (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    Witmer was born in Hershey Hospital the night of the Hotel Hershey grand opening.  Discusses growing up in Hershey, his father's (D. Paul Witmer) career and personality, special relationship with M.S. Hershey.  Lists activities, community features.  Anecdote concerning a hermit named Joe who lived near Spring Creek Golf Course.  Visited construction sites with father, recounts sinkhole problems under Hershey structures.  Pilot's license at age 16, navigator in Air Force, 28 year career with Air National Guard, Middletown.  Remembers MSH 1943 birthday party at mansion.  Skating on Rose Garden pond until Harry Erdman (horticulturalist) stopped it.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Unrestricted

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