Julie M. Luker
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Rebecca Bauer is a white female born December 3, 1965. Bauer grew up in the Nokomis neighborhood of Minneapolis. She had a younger brother. Her mother was a Registered Nurse (RN) and her dad was a teacher. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Bauer remembers growing up very conservatively and being active in her church. She followed suit with this upbringing and raised her own kids this way as well, sending them to Christian private schools in the area. Bauer remembers a childhood of fun and excitement. Her family took trips our west. She remembers playing all day outside during the summer months, playing games or going to lakes around the area with the other neighborhood kids. She remembers how safe the neighborhood was, being able to walk and bike everywhere without fear or trouble. Bauer also reflects on bands and television shows that she watched growing up, such as The Beatles, Peter Frampton, and the Wonderful World of Disney. She also reflects on two wonderful teachers that had a positive, lasting impact. Finally, Bauer reflects on some of the issues that impacted her neighborhood, including the Vietnam War, the Korean War, and the Civil Rights era.
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