Max Podratz Interview, ca. 1979
German Americans--Minnesota; Stevens County (Minn.)--Ethnic relations; Rural schools--Minnesota--Stevens County; Ice fishing; Farm life--Minnesota--Stevens County; Agriculture--Minnesota--Stevens County; Windbreaks, shelterbelts, etc.; Horses; Tractors; Morris (Minn.); Business enterprises--Minnesota--Morris
Max Podratz was 85 years old and lived in Morris at the time of the interview. His parents were born in Germany and after immigrating to the United States, settled near Swan Lake, Minnesota.
In this interview, Max discusses ethnic relations near Swan Lake in Stevens County. He also mentions country schools, ice fishing, and farm life. He discusses planting windbreaks and the change from horses to tractors on the farm. He also reflects on the changes in Morris.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Podratz, Max, "Max Podratz Interview, ca. 1979" (1979). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 146.