Walter Trost Interview, ca. 1976
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Farm life--Minnesota--Stevens County; Chokio (Minn.); Grassland fires--Minnesota; Mandolinists--Minnesota; Musicians--Minnesota; Butchers (Persons)--Minnesota; Cabinetmakers--Minnesota
Walter Trost was 85 years old and was born north of Chokio. His grandfather homesteaded there. He farmed for a while, then became a butcher, and later worked for the Donnelly Creamery. He then opened a cabinet making shop. He was a mandolin player who played in a local group at social functions.
In this interview, he talks about his farm life and the Chokio area as he remembers it. He discusses prairie fires and their prevention. He talks about playing the mandolin with a local group and the types of music they played. He discusses the various jobs he worked over the years, in particular the cabinetmaking shop and woodworking.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Trost, Walter, "Walter Trost Interview, ca. 1976" (1976). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 14.