Jerome Johnson Interview, ca. 1979
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Moose Island (Minn.); Movie picture theaters; Railroads--Employees; Barbers; Barbering; Hairstyles; Barbershops--Equipment and supplies
Jerome Johnson was 74 years old and lived in Cyrus. His parents died when he was young and he went to live with relatives. He spent 62 years in the barbering business.
In this interview, he reflects on many aspects of the barbering business over the years. He also mentions working for the railroad, living at Moose Island, and going to movies. He fixes up old cars as a hobby.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Johnson, Jerome, "Jerome Johnson Interview, ca. 1979" (1979). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 118.
The audio for this oral history has a lot of background noise and is very hard to understand.
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