L.O. Strand Interview, ca. 1979
Rural schools--Minnesota--Stevens County; Farm life--Minnesota--Stevens County; Agriculture--Minnesota--Stevens County; Willmar Seminary; Tornadoes--Minnesota--Stevens County; Roads--Design and construction; Stevens County (Minn.)--Officials and employees; Kongsvinger Lutheran Church (Donnelly, Minn.); Kongsvinger Lutheran Cemetery (Donnelly, Minn.); Cemeteries--Minnesota--Donnelly; Cemeteries--Recording; Norway--Description and travel; Norwegian Americans
L.O. Strand was 87 years old and was born in Terrace, Minnesota. His parents were from Norway. He lived in Donnelly, Minnesota for most of his life.
In this interview, L.O. discusses his schooling, farming, the cyclone of 1916, road construction, and some of the positions he held including county commissioner, member of the PCA board and member of the creamery board. He talks about the Kongsvinger Cemetery in Donnelly and his record keeping of the graves in the cemetery. Finally, he discusses his recent trip to Norway.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Strand, L. O., "L.O. Strand Interview, ca. 1979" (1979). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 132.