Thomas Riley Interview, ca. 1977
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Stevens County and Murray County
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
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.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Riley, Thomas, "Thomas Riley Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 95.