Clarence Larson Interview, ca. 1979
Kensington (Minn.); Alexandria (Minn.); Business enterprises--Minnesota--Kensington; Business enterprises--Minnesota--Alexandria; Blizzards--Minnesota; Horses; Farm life--Minnesota; Agriculture--Minnesota; Dowsing; Kensington Rune Stone
Clarence Larson was 82 years old and was born near Starbuck. His father was from Sweden and his mother from near Kensington, Minnesota. His family moved to a farm near Kensington when he was 3 years old. He was a farmer for his entire life. The Kensington Runestone was found on a neighbor's farm and Clarence was active in buying and promoting the Runestone Park. After retiring from farming, he spent his leisure time exploring for artifacts.
In this interview, Clarence recalls the early days of Kensington and Alexandria businesses. He talks about blizzards in the area. He discusses horses and farm life. He mentions his talent with water witching (dowsing). He then goes on to talk about the Kensington Runestone.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Larson, Clarence, "Clarence Larson Interview, ca. 1979" (1979). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 169.