Walter Trost Interview, ca. 1976

Title

Walter Trost Interview, ca. 1976

Authors

Walter Trost

Files

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Walter Trost

Date Recorded

1976

Date Digital

7-29-2020

Location Recorded

KMRS Studio

Keywords

Farm life--Minnesota--Stevens County, Chokio (Minn.), Grassland fires--Minnesota, Mandolinists--Minnesota, Musicians--Minnesota, Butchers (Persons)--Minnesota, Cabinetmakers--Minnesota

Description

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.

Run Time

00:06:58

Language

English

Notes

The transcript for this oral history is a rough draft.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSTrost01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Walter Trost Interview, ca. 1976

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