Thor Mathison Interview, ca. 1975

Title

Thor Mathison Interview, ca. 1975

Authors

Thor Mathison

Files

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Thor Mathison

Date Recorded

1975

Date Digital

7-29-2020

Location Recorded

KMRS Studio

Keywords

Norwegian Americans--Minnesota, Norway--Emigration and immigration, United States--Emigration and immigration, Cowboys, World War, 1914-1918, Farmers--Minnesota--Chokio, Agriculture--Minnesota--Chokio

Description

Thor Mathison emigrated to the United States from Norway at 15 years of age. He moved to North Dakota to become a cowboy. He served in World War I as a cook and farmed outside of Chokio. He reflects on the farming transition from horse to tractor. He was 81 years old.

Run Time

00:06:25

Language

English

Notes

The transcript for this oral history is a rough draft.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSMathison01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Thor Mathison Interview, ca. 1975

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