Ole Barsness Interview, ca. 1975
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Norwegian Americans--Minnesota--Pope County; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1866; Horses; Agriculture--Minnesota--Pope County; Automobiles--Minnesota--Pope County; Roads--Minnesota--Pope County
Ole Barsness was 92 years old. His father and brothers came from Norway to homestead in Barsness Township, Pope County. His father fought in the Civil War, and was the first to introduce horses into West-Central Minnesota farming. Ole farmed in Pope County. He talked of early automobiles, road conditions, and why he never married.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Barsness, Ole, "Ole Barsness Interview, ca. 1975" (1975). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 6.