Hilfred Lee Interview, ca. 1977

Title

Hilfred Lee Interview, ca. 1977

Authors

Hilfred Lee

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Hilfred Lee

Date Recorded

1977

Date Digital

7-29-2020

County

Stevens County

Keywords

Morris (Minn.)--Frontier and pioneer life; Farm life--Minnesota--Morris; Agriculture--Minnesota--Morris; Plowing; Morris Indian School; Off-reservation boarding schools--Minnesota--Morris; Pomme de Terre River (Minn.); Fishes--Minnesota--Stevens County; Automobile dealers--Minnesota--Morris; Ford automobile; Ford tractors

Description

Hilfred Lee was 76 years old and lived in rural Morris. His father homesteaded the same land, and immigrated from Norway.

In this interview, Hilfred discusses homesteading in the early years, including breaking sod and plowing with oxen. He discusses the Morris Indian School and the land that currently is the University of Minnesota Morris. He talks about the Pomme de Terre River and the fish in it. He discusses working at the Ford dealership in Morris and some details about Ford vehicles, including both cars and tractors.

Run Time

00:09:57

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSLee01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Hilfred Lee Interview, ca. 1977

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