Nels A. Anderson Interview, ca. 1977
Nels A. Anderson
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
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.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Anderson, Nels A., "Nels A. Anderson Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 101.