William Sloneker Interview, ca. 1979

Title

William Sloneker Interview, ca. 1979

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

William Sloneker

Date Recorded

1979

Date Digital

7-29-2020

County

Stevens County

Keywords

Agriculture--Minnesota; Farm life--Minnesota; Power resources; Agricultural machinery; Water-power; Artesian wells; Depressions--1929; Droughts--Minnesota

Description

William Sloneker was originally born in Illinois, but moved to Minnesota as an infant. William lived in Hancock at the time of the interview and was 91 years old. He grew up on a farm and farmed throughout Stevens County. He retired from farming in 1948 and moved to Fairmont, Minnesota for a few years before moving to Hancock.

In this interview, William Sloneker recalls early forms of power on farms in Minnesota and South Dakota using horses and artesian well water pressure. There is some mention of farming in the "dirty thirties."

Run Time

00:09:06

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSSloneker01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

William Sloneker Interview, ca. 1979

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