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WSIU's Listening Project: Jane Campbell-Brown

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Jane Campbell-Brown remembers growing up in Benton as pasrt of WSIU's Listening Project

Today we continue to explore the history of southern Illinois with the story of 90-year old Jane Campbell-Brown.  Her family has been in the furniture business for nine generations.   She sat down with Jim Muir to talk about growing up in Benton.

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Credit Pearl Franz / WSIU
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Jane Campbell-Brown shares her life story with Jim Muir for the Listening Project

Her story was recorded on May 21, 2016 as part of the 100th anniversary of the Benton Public Library. WSIU’s Listening Project chronicles the history of our region by connecting people with place through their stories.   

You can hear more stories from the Listening Project here.

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