Alvin Olson Interview, ca. 1979
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Morris (Minn.); Roads; Public schools--Minnesota--Morris; Accidents; Roads--Design and construction; Automobiles--Maintenance and repair; Blacksmiths; Blacksmithing; Business enterprises--Minnesota--Morris; Welding; Motorcycles
Alvin Olson was 72 years old and lived in Morris, Minnesota at the time of the interview. His parents were both from Norway and moved to Morris, Minnesota. He worked a variety of jobs, eventually owning a blacksmith shop.
In this interview, Alvin discusses the changes in Morris, the schools in Morris, and an accident he had in his youth. He also talks about his jobs working for the city, his work repairing cars, his work as a blacksmith, and the changes in motorcycles.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Olson, Alvin, "Alvin Olson Interview, ca. 1979" (1979). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 152.