Howard Maxfield Interview, ca. 1978
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Boy Scouts; Camping; World War, 1914-1918; Weapons; Granite industry and trade; Farm life--Minnesota; Agriculture--Minnesota; Agricultural implements; Tractors; Crops--Prices
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.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Maxfield, Howard, "Howard Maxfield Interview, ca. 1978" (1978). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 103.