Fern Noyes Interview, ca. 1977
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Le Grand Hotel (Morris, Minn.); World War, 1914-1918; Rationing--Minnesota; Morris (Minn.); Morris (Minn.)--Social life and customs; Dance parties--Minnesota--Morris; Railroads--Employees
Fern Noyes is 79 years old and was born in Missouri. She moved to Morris in 1916 after she married, and they lived into the Le Grand Hotel.
In this interview she talks a little about Le Grand Hotel. She discusses volunteering in the ration office during World War I. She explains what Morris was like when she arrived in 1916 and talks about their social life and the dances they went to. She discusses her husband's job as a cashier and operator at the Great Northern Railway. She talks about the changes that have happened in Morris over the years.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Noyes, Fern, "Fern Noyes Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 61.
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