Art Carlson Interview, ca. 1976

Title

Art Carlson Interview, ca. 1976

Authors

Art Carlson

Files

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Art Carlson

Date Recorded

1976

Date Digital

7-29-2020

Location Recorded

KMRS Studio

Keywords

Morris (Minn.), Dams--Minnesota--Morris, Electricity--Minnesota--Morris, Automobiles--Minnesota--Morris, Railroads--Minnesota--Morris, Hardware stores--Minnesota--Morris

Description

Art Carlson was 82 years old. His father ran an electric light plan for Stuart. Art worked as a messenger boy on the Benson-Huron Railroad and later became an electrical contractor following the introduction of electricity to West Central Minnesota. He acquired the Coast to Coast franchise in 1932.

In this interview, Art Carlson reflects on merchandizing then vs. now. He recalls the old flour mill and the pre-WPA dam. He remembers the first car in Morris in 1901. He also talks about the operation of the railroad in Morris.

Run Time

00:09:53

Language

English

Notes

The transcript for this oral history is a rough draft.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSCarlson01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Art Carlson Interview, ca. 1976

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