Thomas Riley Interview, ca. 1977

Title

Thomas Riley Interview, ca. 1977

Authors

Thomas Riley

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Thomas Riley

Date Recorded

1977

Date Digital

7-29-2020

County

Stevens County and Murray County

Keywords

Stagecoaches--Minnesota--Murray County; Country life--Minnesota--Stevens County; St. Mary's School (Morris, Minn.); Farm life--Minnesota--Stevens County; Threshing; Corn--Harvesting; Agriculture--Minnesota--Stevens County; Crops--Minnesota--Stevens County; Blizzards--Minnesota--Stevens County; Winter

Description

Tom Riley was 72 years old and was born in Murray County, Minnesota. His family then moved to Stevens County when he was a child. He was a farmer for his whole life.

In this interview, Tom discusses the stagecoach in Murray County. He then talks about country life in Stevens County and St. Mary's Catholic School in Morris, Minnesota. He discusses living on a farm and threshing. He talks about picking corn by hand. He talks about the various crops he planted through his lifetime, and the changing trends in farming. He talks about bad winters and blizzards in the area.

Run Time

00:11:31

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSRiley01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Thomas Riley Interview, ca. 1977

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