August Schmidt Interview, ca. 1977

Title

August Schmidt Interview, ca. 1977

Authors

August Schmidt

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

August Schmidt

Date Recorded

1977

Date Digital

7-29-2020

County

Big Stone County

Keywords

Farm life--Minnesota; Agriculture--Minnesota; Shoe stores--Minnesota--Clinton; Plowing; Farm mechanization; Tractors; Electrification--Minnesota; Stevens County Fair (Stevens County, Minn.); Agricultural exhibitions--Minnesota--Stevens County; Bee culture--Minnesota; Fiddling

Description

August Schmidt was 83 years old and was born in Illinois in 1893. His family moved to Minnesota when he was 7 years old in hopes of making a better life.

In this interview, he discusses life on the farm and changes in farming. He also talks about the shoe shop he ran for 10 years in Clinton, Minnesota and getting electricity on his farm. He talked about county fairs and one year when he brought bees to the county fair. Finally, he talked about playing the fiddle.

Run Time

00:08:46

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSSchmidt02

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

August Schmidt Interview, ca. 1977

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