Ed Hilbrand Interview, ca. 1977
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Farm life--Iowa; Diseases; Tuberculosis; Typhoid fever; Influenza; Automobiles; Tractors; Farm mechanization; Depressions--1929; Watchmen
Ed Hilbrand was 96 years old and lived in Morris. He was born in Iowa in 1880.
In this interview, he discusses diseases, the depression, and the changeover from horses to cars. He farmed for some time and then had other jobs including working in a packing house and as a watchman. He got his last job when he was 80 years old.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Hilbrand, Ed, "Ed Hilbrand Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 72.
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