Les Bahr Interview, ca. 1979
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Horses; Horses--Training; Horses--Purchasing; Horse racing; Horses--Transportation; Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota--Stevens County; Agriculture--Minnesota--Stevens County; Farm life--Minnesota--Stevens County; Lumber trade--Oregon
Les Bahr lived in Portland, Oregon at the time of the interview, but was born in Morris. He was 67 years old. His father was from central Iowa and his mother immigrated from Germany when she was 10 years old. His parents farmed northwest of Morris when he was a child. Les was a farmer in Stevens County before he moved to Portland, where he worked in a lumber mill.
In this interview, Les Bahr recalls the ins and outs of horse racing in the area and transporting horses. He talks about breaking horses and buying horses. He also discusses his father homesteading the land and farm life. He talks about his work in the lumber mill.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Bahr, Les, "Les Bahr Interview, ca. 1979" (1979). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 168.