Henry Schmidt Interview, ca. 1976
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Morris (Minn.); Business enterprises--Minnesota--Morris; Farm life--Minnesota--Stevens County; Agriculture--Minnesota--Stevens County; Agricultural implements; Agricultural prices--Minnesota; Threshing--Minnesota--Stevens County; Blizzards--Minnesota--Stevens County; Family farms--Minnesota
Henry Schmidt was 89 years old and was born in Illinois. He moved to Morris in 1900.
In this interview, Henry Schmidt remembers Morris as a town with "19 saloons where everybody drank." He talks about pre-tractor farming and farm prices. He operated a thresher for surrounding farmers. He talks about self-reliance and discusses the dwindling number of family farms and makes some judgements as to its cause.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Schmidt, Henry, "Henry Schmidt Interview, ca. 1976" (1976). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 25.