Nels A. Anderson Interview, ca. 1977

Title

Nels A. Anderson Interview, ca. 1977

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Nels A. Anderson

Date Recorded

1977

Date Digital

7-29-2020

County

Grant County

Keywords

Swedish Americans; Roseville Township (Minn.); Prairies--Minnesota; Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota; Agriculture--Minnesota; Farm life--Minnesota; Oxen; Prairie chickens; Threshing; Dance parties; Baseball; Agricultural innovations; Dillinger (Gang); Bank robberies--Minnesota--Breckenridge

Description

Nels Anderson was 81 years old and lived in Hoffman. His parents came from Sweden and settled in Roseville Township.

In this interview, Nels relates how Roseville Township got its name. He discusses the virgin land and breaking the prairie. He talks about farm life, including farming with oxen, the prairie chickens, and threshing. He also discusses barn dances, playing baseball, changes in agriculture, and a story about the Dillinger gang robbing the Breckenridge Bank.

Run Time

00:14:24

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSAnderson06

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Nels A. Anderson Interview, ca. 1977

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