Neil Harcum Interview, ca. 1977

Title

Neil Harcum Interview, ca. 1977

Authors

Neil Harcum

Files

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Neil Harcum

Date Recorded

1977

Date Digital

7-29-2020

County

Traverse County

Keywords

Browns Valley (Minn.)--History; Brown, Joseph R.; Brown, Samuel; Indigenous peoples--Minnesota--Browns Valley; Grain elevators--Minnesota; Droughts--Minnesota--Browns Valley

Description

Neil Harcum was 77 years old.

In this interview, Neil talks about the history of Browns Valley. He discussed how the town got its name from Joseph R. Brown and his son. He tells some tales about them. He discusses the Native Americans in the region and the fair William Palm set up. He finally discusses the grain elevators and how people would haul their grain on barges and, in the winter, on sleds. He also discusses the dry weather at the time of the interview and the 1930s.

Run Time

00:20:20

Language

English

Notes

The transcript for this oral history is a rough draft.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSHarcum01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Neil Harcum Interview, ca. 1977

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