Albert Hendrickson Interview, ca. 1979
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Pope County and Stevens County
Farm life--Minnesota--Pope County; Horses; Chauffeurs; Blacksmithing; Blacksmiths; Horseshoes; Wagons; Welding; Automobiles--Maintenance and repair; Mechanics
Albert Hendrickson was 89 years old and was born in Pope County in 1890. He grew up on a farm, worked as a hired hand and a driver for a veterinarian in South Dakota before settling down in Hancock in a blacksmith and auto repair shop. He came to Morris in 1942 and worked for Ecklund's Auto Body Repair for 27 years.
In this interview, he discusses early blacksmithing, shoeing horses, and wagon repair in Stevens County. He also discusses working in auto repair.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Hendrickson, Albert, "Albert Hendrickson Interview, ca. 1979" (1979). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 106.