Helen Hanson Interview, ca. 1979
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Rural schools--Minnesota--Stevens County; Farm life--Minnesota--Stevens County; Baking; Laundry; Housewives--Minnesota; Turkeys; Kongsvinger Lutheran Church (Donnelly, Minn.)
Helen Hanson was born in 1900 in Grant County and was 79 years old. Her family moved to Stevens County when she was young. She lived in Donnelly at the time of the interview.
In this interview, Helen recalls education in a country school in District 33, Rendsville Township in Stevens County. She also recalls farm chores and the difficulties of farm homemaking before electricity. She talks about various chores and aspects of the farm, including baking, laundry, and farming turkeys. She also discusses her church: the Kongsvinger Church in Donnelly, Minnesota.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Hanson, Helen, "Helen Hanson Interview, ca. 1979" (1979). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 127.