Samuel P. Goddard Interview -- Discussing Clayton, Missouri

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PS = Pam Stevenson - Agave Productions

SG = Sam Goddard

PS (Interviewer): Okay. Why don't you tell me when and where you were born? First, where you were born.

SG (S. Goddard): I was, well I wasn't there consciously but they tell me it was 1919. And it was, uh, August the 8th. And I was born in St. Louis, Missouri. So a cloud (clears throat) sattelite suburbs what would ordinarily be St. Louis. But it actually was a place called Clayton. Distinguished for nothing more than the first hanging in Missouri was in Clayton. It was an old town and, uh, right on the border. As a matter of fact, the streetcar we went to school on was called the city limits car. And it went around the city limits.