Edwin Christianson Interview, ca. 1977

Title

Edwin Christianson Interview, ca. 1977

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Edwin Christianson

Date Recorded

1977

Date Digital

7-29-2020

County

Stevens County

Keywords

Farm life--Minnesota; World War, 1914-1918; Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919; Agriculture--Minnesota; Corn--Harvesting; Threshing; Inventors; Hunting; Fishing; Trapping

Description

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.

Run Time

00:08:57

Language

English

Notes

This oral history does not have a transcript.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSChristianson01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Edwin Christianson Interview, ca. 1977

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