Clarence Larson Interview, ca. 1979

Title

Clarence Larson Interview, ca. 1979

Authors

Clarence Larson

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Clarence Larson

Date Recorded

1979

Date Digital

7-29-2020

County

Douglas County

Keywords

Kensington (Minn.); Alexandria (Minn.); Business enterprises--Minnesota--Kensington; Business enterprises--Minnesota--Alexandria; Blizzards--Minnesota; Horses; Farm life--Minnesota; Agriculture--Minnesota; Dowsing; Kensington Rune Stone

Description

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.

Run Time

00:10:21

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSLarson03

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Clarence Larson Interview, ca. 1979

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