Gust Kositzke Interview, ca. 1977

Title

Gust Kositzke Interview, ca. 1977

Authors

Gust Kositzke

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Gust Kositzke

Date Recorded

1977

Date Digital

7-29-2020

Keywords

German Americans; Railroads--Employees; Farm life--Minnesota; Agriculture--Minnesota; Tractors; Agricultural innovations; Flax straw; Golf courses--Minnesota--Appleton; Corn--Seeds; Florida

Description

Gust Kositzke was 86 years old and lived in Florida at the time of the interview. His parents came from Germany to Michigan, where Gus grew up. He worked for the railroad for a time and then went to Appleton and farmed.

In this interview, he discusses the changeover from horses to tractors. After he moved to town, he worked at custom corn picking, plumbing, carpentry, sold seed corn, and worked at the golf course. He also talks about buying up flax straw to make cigarette papers. He finally talks about his travels to Florida and moving to Florida to live permanently.

Run Time

00:10:14

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSKositzke01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Gust Kositzke Interview, ca. 1977

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