Herbert Hanson Interview, ca. 1977
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Stevens County and Traverse County
General stores--Minnesota--Morris; Business enterprises--Minnesota--Morris; Business education; Clothing industry; Business enterprises--Minnesota--Browns Valley; Retail trade--Minnesota; Freemasons--Minnesota
Herb Hanson was 94 years old and was born in Morris. He was involved in the mercantile business, which his father had been owned before him.
In this interview, Herb discusses a business course he took and talks about selling clothes, and the types of clothes that were sold. He mentions the operation of the store he ran in Browns Valley and his membership in the Masonic Lodge. He was, at that time, the longest member in the state of Minnesota in the Freemasons.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Hanson, Herbert, "Herbert Hanson Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 94.
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