Richard Leunenberg Interview, ca. 1977

Title

Richard Leunenberg Interview, ca. 1977

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Richard Luenenberg

Date Recorded

1977

Date Digital

7-29-2020

Keywords

Farm life--Minnesota--Grant County; Plowing; Agriculture--Minnesota--Grant County; Threshing; Threshing machines; Droughts--Minnesota; Depressions--1929; Fourth of July; Cable cars (Streetcars)

Description

Richard Luenenberg was born at Niagara Falls in 1894 and was 82 years old. He moved with his family to Grant County to live closer to relatives.

In this interview, Richard discusses living on a farm. He talks about some of his first experiences plowing. He talks about threshing and when he worked on a threshing crew. He discusses prices of agriculture crops during the Great Depression and the drought in the area. He talks about a Fourth of July celebration in 1909. He also worked for a few years in the city as a streetcar conductor before moving back to the farm.

Run Time

00:08:12

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSLuenenberg01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Richard Leunenberg Interview, ca. 1977

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