Aleck Larson Interview, ca. 1979

Title

Aleck Larson Interview, ca. 1979

Authors

Aleck Larson

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Aleck Larson

Date Recorded

1979

Date Digital

7-29-2020

County

Stevens County

Keywords

Farm life--Minnesota; Agriculture--Minnesota; Crops--Minnesota; Agricultural innovations--Minnesota; Real property--Prices; Agricultural prices--Minnesota; Cooperative societies; General stores--Minnesota--Donnelly

Description

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.

Run Time

00:11:06

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSLarson02

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Aleck Larson Interview, ca. 1979

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