Thor Mathison Interview, ca. 1975
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Norwegian Americans--Minnesota; Norway--Emigration and immigration; United States--Emigration and immigration; Cowboys; World War, 1914-1918; Farmers--Minnesota--Chokio; Agriculture--Minnesota--Chokio
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.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Mathison, Thor, "Thor Mathison Interview, ca. 1975" (1975). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 8.