Howard Maxfield Interview, ca. 1978

Title

Howard Maxfield Interview, ca. 1978

Authors

Howard Maxfield

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Howard Maxfield

Date Recorded

1978

Date Digital

7-29-2020

County

Stevens County

Keywords

Boy Scouts; Camping; World War, 1914-1918; Weapons; Granite industry and trade; Farm life--Minnesota; Agriculture--Minnesota; Agricultural implements; Tractors; Crops--Prices

Description

Howard was 83 years old and was born in New York in 1895. His father was a tinsmith, plumber, and steamfitter. His family moved to South Dakota when he was a child.

In this interview, Howard talks about his experiences with the Boy Scouts, including the camping trips they had and building fires without matches. He then discusses his time in Europe in World War I and the weapons they used. He worked in the granite works for a while, then went into farming. He discusses an incident that happened while working at the granite works. He mentions the changes in farming and the change from horses to tractors. He talks about some of the prices of crops.

Run Time

00:11:08

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSMaxfield01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Howard Maxfield Interview, ca. 1978

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