Henry Schmidt Interview, ca. 1976

Title

Henry Schmidt Interview, ca. 1976

Authors

Henry Schmidt

Files

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Henry Schmidt

Date Recorded

1976

Date Digital

7-29-2020

Location Recorded

KMRS Studio

Keywords

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

Description

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.

Run Time

00:06:48

Language

English

Notes

The transcript for this oral history is a rough draft.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSSchmidt01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Henry Schmidt Interview, ca. 1976

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