Rose Taffe Interview, ca. 1979
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Big Stone County
Banks and banking--Minnesota--Barry; Barry (Minn.); Business enterprises--Minnesota--Barry; Housewives; Chores; Electricity; Laundry; Pressing of garments; Slaughtering and slaughter-houses; Gardening; Schools--Minnesota--Barry; Radio
Rose Taffe was 80 years old and was born in Nebraska. Her family moved to Minnesota to get away from the drought. She lived in Barry at the time of the interview. She worked in a bank for three years.
In this interview, she talks about working in the bank in Barry and describes what main street used to be like in Barry. She talks about what housekeeping was like before electricity, especially concerning washing clothes, ironing, butchering, and gardening. She discusses the school her children went to and her introduction to radios.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Taffe, Rose, "Rose Taffe Interview, ca. 1979" (1979). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 147.