Max Podratz Interview, ca. 1979

Title

Max Podratz Interview, ca. 1979

Authors

Max Podratz

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Max Podratz

Date Recorded

1979

Date Digital

7-29-2020

County

Stevens County

Keywords

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

Description

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.

Run Time

00:10:37

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSPodratz01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Max Podratz Interview, ca. 1979

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