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William Scott Cobb and William J. Cobb
William Scott Cobb and William J. Cobb

William J. Cobb recalls his earliest memories with grandson William Scott Cobb, including the disastrous economic circumstances that surrounded President Hoover and the Great Depression. The now elder Cobb tells of following so closely in his coalminer father’s footsteps that the experience convinced him to never work in the mines. Cobb’s ambitions carried him through service in World War II, where his unit helped liberate a concentration camp overseas, and back to the United States to pursue a career in commercial steel that led to a wonderful life crisscrossing the country and raising a family.

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Music credits: Magnolia by Jon Brion, Magnolia original motion picture soundtrack,
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Florida Stories is a WUSF 89.7 segment featuring the personal memories of Floridians.

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