Bill Torgerson Interview, ca. 1976

Title

Bill Torgerson Interview, ca. 1976

Authors

Bill Torgerson

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Bill Torgerson

Date Recorded

1976

Date Digital

7-29-2020

Location Recorded

KMRS Studio

Keywords

Banks and banking--Minnesota--Starbuck, Gasoline--Minnesota--Starbuck, School boards--Minnesota--Starbuck, School board members--Minnesota--Starbuck, Mayors--Minnesota--Starbuck, Power-plants--Minnesota--Starbuck, Electricity--Minnesota--Starbuck, Lakeshore Park (Starbuck Minn.), Parks--Minnesota--Starbuck, Starbuck (Minn.)

Description

Bill Torgerson was 92 years old and was born in Fargo, North Dakota and moved to Starbuck in 1914 to assume operation of the Starbuck bank. His father was a pioneer doctor and before coming to Starbuck, Bill Torgerson worked in a livery barn and as a carpenter. He operated an early filling station in Starbuck. As a former member of the school board, town treasurer and mayor, he was active in local affairs. He was instrumental in selling Starbuck a municipal power plant and the establishment of Lakeshore Park.

In this interview, Bill Torgerson discusses his time working at the bank in Starbuck and operating the early filling station. He discusses all the things he did as school board member and mayor, particularly the power plant and the establishment of Lakeshore Park.

Run Time

00:08:12

Language

English

Notes

The transcript for this oral history is a rough draft.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSTorgerson01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Bill Torgerson Interview, ca. 1976

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