Wilhelmina Jost Interview, ca. 1977
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Big Stone County and Stevens County
Agricultural exhibitions--Iowa; Hot air balloons; Airplanes; Breakfast cereals; Drinking water; Candy; Food processing plants; Dating (Social customs); Farm life--Minnesota--Ortonville
Wilhelmina Josephine (Zaehringer) Jost was 83 years old and was born in Clinton, Iowa. She was a city girl growing up.
In this interview, she talks about seeing the Wright Brothers first flight and the first hot air balloons. She discusses the county fairs, breakfast cereal, getting drinking water in the city, and her work in a candy factory. She discusses dating during that time. When she was married, she and her husband moved to a farm in Ortonville and she recollects some of the bad times getting used to being a new country girl. They then moved to a farm in Stevens County and then to the city.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Jost, Wilhelmina Josephine, "Wilhelmina Jost Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 43.