Louie Fishbach Interview, ca. 1979
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Business schools--Minnesota; General stores--Minnesota; Creameries--Minnesota; Accountants--Minnesota; World War, 1939-1945; Roads--Design and construction; Met Lounge (Morris, Minn.); College students
Louie Fishbach was 72 years old and grew up on a farm. His parents were from France. He attended business college, studying accounting, and then worked in a general store and creamery. After World War II, he farmed for a time, but was hailed out.
In this interview, he discusses his history and the jobs he worked, particularly talking about what general stores sold at the time. He talks about his work on a highway to get goods to Alaska during World War II. He discusses his relationship with the UMN Morris students and his job at the Met Lounge.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Fishbach, Louie, "Louie Fishbach Interview, ca. 1979" (1979). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 162.
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