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This interview was conducted with Elias Rive on July 3, 2015. Mr. Rive was born in the United States, but has lived in several international locations, including: Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland. He is currently in semi-retirement and works at Camphill Hudson. He first joined a Camphill community in Ireland while in his late teenage years. In his mid-20s, he joined the Camphill community in Copake, New York. He worked mostly in Camphill farms in the fields and with animals. Mr. Rive discusses his work in helping to establish a number of new Camphill communities. He also shares his passion for flyfishing and cross-country skiing. Mr. Rive tells stories about his parents and their early married life at the start of World War II, and his siblings.
This interview might be of interest to people who wish to know about: the history and practices of Camphill communities; farm-based communities; flyfishing; everyday life in Camphill Hudson.
Dawn DiPrince is the director of El Pueblo History Museum, a community museum of History Colorado in Pueblo, Colorado. DiPrince is a participant in the Oral History Summer School in Hudson, New York. For the past 16 years, she has taught people to write about the stories of their lives. This is her first foray into recording oral histories.
This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please click here to inquire about permissions.
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