Roy and Frieda Simpson Interview, ca. 1977
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Roy Simpson and Frieda Simpson
Farm life; Agriculture; Agricultural implements; Housewives; Canning and preserving; Laundry; Washing machines; White Rock (S.D.); Droughts--Minnesota
Roy and Frieda Simpson were both born in Janesville, Iowa and met in school. Roy was 97 and Frieda was 95. They had been married for 77 years.
In this interview, they talk about farm life, canning and washing clothes, early town life, and the "dirty thirties" (aka the drought back in the 1930s).
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Simpson, Roy and Simpson, Frieda, "Roy and Frieda Simpson Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 88.
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