Richard Leunenberg Interview, ca. 1977
Farm life--Minnesota--Grant County; Plowing; Agriculture--Minnesota--Grant County; Threshing; Threshing machines; Droughts--Minnesota; Depressions--1929; Fourth of July; Cable cars (Streetcars)
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.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Leunenberg, Richard, "Richard Leunenberg Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 84.