Paula Gunvalson Interview, ca. 1977
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Advertising--Minnesota--Starbuck; Advertising agencies--Minnesota--Starbuck; Logos (Symbols); New Prairie (Minn.); General stores--Minnesota--New Prairie; Railroad accidents--Minnesota--New Prairie
Paula Gunvalson was 82 years old and lived in Starbuck. She went to college in Moorhead and studied art.
In this interview, she discusses her experiences doing advertising work in Starbuck and creation of the Starbuck trademark. She also discusses New Prairie, Minnesota where she and her husband had a store. She talks about the railroad there and a train crash that occurred once. She speculates why the town didn't survive.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Gunvalson, Paula, "Paula Gunvalson Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 75.
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