Henry Boma Interview, ca. 1977
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Dutch Americans; Forests and forestry; Lumbermen; Horses; Farm life--Minnesota; Agriculture--Minnesota; Agricultural implements
Henry Boma was 86 years old and was originally born in Holland, but immigrated to the United States with his parents at 6 months old in 1891. The family settled on the East Coast. He was 8 or 9 years old when his family moved to Minnesota by train. They first moved to Nobles County, then they moved to Edgerton, Minnesota. He got married in 1916 and moved to his own farm. He lived in Hancock for 57 years.
In this interview, Henry discusses his father's occupations, including how he got involved in forestry work. Henry talks about his horses and farming. He briefly discusses other employment he had, including being the cop in Hancock. He talks about the differences between his son's farming and equipment and the equipment he had when he farmed.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Boma, Henry, "Henry Boma Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 104.