John O'Neil Interview, ca. 1978

Title

John O'Neil Interview, ca. 1978

Authors

John O'Neil

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

John O'Neil

Date Recorded

1978

Date Digital

7-29-2020

County

Big Stone County

Keywords

Irish Americans; Ireland--Emigration and immigration; United States--Emigration and immigration; Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota; Agriculture--Minnesota; Farm life--Minnesota

Description

John O'Neil was 90 years old and a lifetime resident of Beardsley. HIs parents came from Ireland and homesteaded in 1878 the farm John O'Neil still lived on.

In this interview, John discusses homesteading in Minnesota. He also discusses changes in farming and the fact that his family held on to their farm for 100 years.

Run Time

00:04:59

Language

English

Notes

This oral history abruptly ends at 5 minutes, though that is clearly not the end of the interview. This oral history has no transcript.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSONeil01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

John O'Neil Interview, ca. 1978

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