Mamie Norsen Interview, ca. 1977
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Swedish Americans--Minnesota; Farm life--Minnesota; Blizzards--Minnesota; Telephone companies--Minnesota; Wheaton (Minn.)
Mamie Norsen was 90 years old. Her parents came from Sweden and came to Lake Park, Minnesota, then the Wheaton area. Her father built their house and picked out the land there because he felt more at home there. She has lived in the house ever since 2 1/2 years ago in which she spent time with her aunt in Duluth.
In this interview, Mamie discusses her father, blizzards in Minnesota, farm life, and her father starting a rural telephone company.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Norsen, Mamie, "Mamie Norsen Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 36.
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