Books [William Hall--East Otis]
NAME OF WORKER EDWARD WELCH
ADDRESS 112 NORTH STREET, PITTSFIELD
DATE OF INTERVIEW FEBRUARY 1, 1939
SUBJECT LIVING LORE
NAME OF INFORMANT WILLIAM HALL
ADDRESS EAST OTIS P0STOFFICE
Although not strictly a native of Berkshire, Bill Hall is representative of the younger men of Yankee stock who have something to say about the way Berkshire is “run.” In the earlier days Yankees formed the backbone of the county out with the coming of immigrant stock in the 18th century, their rule was seriously challenged and more often than not wrested from them. But some of the younger men of Yankee background have managed to hang on to the reins of power. To this group Bill Hall belongs.