Silas Olson Interview, ca. 1977
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Norcross (Minn.); Barrett Ranch (Morris, Minn.); United States--Emigration and immigration; Norway--Emigration and immigration; Norwegian Americans; Norwegian Americans--Social life and customs; Automobiles--Minnesota; Roads--Design and construction; Snow--Minnesota; Snowplows--Minnesota; Mayors--Minnesota--Norcross
Silas Olson was 74 years old and lived in Norcross. He talks about his grandparents and their immigration to the United States. He discusses his grandparents settlement in Norcross and relates how Norcross was named. He talks about his first car and riding in a car for the first time.
He discusses his work on highway construction and talks about roads and snowplowing. He discusses his political involvement since his retirement, as he is mayor of Norcross.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Olson, Silas, "Silas Olson Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 58.