Silas Olson Interview, ca. 1977

Title

Silas Olson Interview, ca. 1977

Authors

Silas Olson

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Silas Olson

Date Recorded

1977

Date Digital

7-29-2020

County

Grant County

Keywords

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

Description

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.

Run Time

00:10:47

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSOlson01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Silas Olson Interview, ca. 1977

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