Aleck Larson Interview, ca. 1979
Farm life--Minnesota; Agriculture--Minnesota; Crops--Minnesota; Agricultural innovations--Minnesota; Real property--Prices; Agricultural prices--Minnesota; Cooperative societies; General stores--Minnesota--Donnelly
Aleck Larson was born in North Dakota to Norwegian parents and was 86 years old. HIs family moved to a farm in Kandiyohi County when he was 7 years old and they came to Stevens County in 1911. He lived in Donnelly at the time of the interview. He was active in the Donnelly ASCS and on the Board of Trustees of the Kongsvinger Church. For 37 years, he was actively involved in a general co-op store.
In this interview, he recalls the change in the types of crops over the years and talks about marketing farm products in the 1920s. He talks about the price of land and the prices of crops. He discusses his involvement in the cooperative general store.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Larson, Aleck, "Aleck Larson Interview, ca. 1979" (1979). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 164.