Sophie Melchert Interview, ca. 1976
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Farm life--Minnesota; Morris (Minn.); Wild animals--Minnesota; Coyote--Minnesota; Roads--Minnesota; Blizzards--Minnesota; Snow--Minnesota; Dairy farming--Minnesota
Sophie Melchert was 86 years old. She moved to Stevens County as a young girl.
In this interview, Sophie Melchert discusses what Morris was like when she moved here as a child in the early 1900s. She talks about how the winters were and what they did when the snow got to be as tall as the house. She discusses life on the farm, including wild animals, the roads, transportation, and the various chores.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Melchert, Sophie, "Sophie Melchert Interview, ca. 1976" (1976). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 29.
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