Edwin Christianson Interview, ca. 1977
Farm life--Minnesota; World War, 1914-1918; Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919; Agriculture--Minnesota; Corn--Harvesting; Threshing; Inventors; Hunting; Fishing; Trapping
Edwin Christianson was 81 years old and from Morris, Minnesota. He moved to Morris in 1903 from Rock County in southern Minnesota. He grew up on a farm and ended up farming himself.
In this interview, he talks about World War I and his patriotic reasons for enlisting. He talks about the influenza epidemic in 1918. He relates farming experiences and talks about changes that have occurred. He talks about harvesting corn by hand and threshing. He discusses some of the items and implements he invented. Finally, he mentions his hunting, fishing, and trapping experiences.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Christianson, Edwin, "Edwin Christianson Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 86.