Wilmar A. Johnson Interview, ca. 1977
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Wilmar A. Johnson
Big Stone County
Swedish Americans; Farm life--Minnesota; Agriculture--Minnesota; Agricultural implements--Prices; Crops--Prices; Depressions--1929; Agricultural innovations; Cribbage
Wilmar A. Johnson's parents came from Sweden and he spent most of his life farming. He grew up near Graceville, Minnesota.
In this interview, he discusses the prices of equipment and crops, including during the Depression. He also talks about changes in farming. Finally, he talks about what he does now that he is retired, including jigsaw puzzles and cribbage.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Johnson, Wilmar A., "Wilmar A. Johnson Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 122.
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