Wilhelmina Jost Interview, ca. 1977

Title

Wilhelmina Jost Interview, ca. 1977

Files

Download Mrs. Frank Jost Interview Transcript (102 KB)

Document Type

Book

Loading...

Media is loading
 

Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Wilhelmina Jost

Date Recorded

1977

Date Digital

7-29-2020

County

Big Stone County and Stevens County

Keywords

Agricultural exhibitions--Iowa; Hot air balloons; Airplanes; Breakfast cereals; Drinking water; Candy; Food processing plants; Dating (Social customs); Farm life--Minnesota--Ortonville

Description

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.

Run Time

00:11:34

Language

English

Notes

The digitization and transcription of this oral history was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Any views, findings, opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical Society, or the Minnesota Historic Resources Advisory Committee.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSJost01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Primo Type

Audio

Wilhelmina Jost Interview, ca. 1977

Share

COinS