Fred Rust Interview, ca. 1977
Norwegian Americans; Norway; Bowling alleys--Employees; Welders (Persons); Blacksmiths; Industrial accidents; Fishing
Fred Rust was 67 years old and was born in Fargo, North Dakota. His father was born in Norway. His family moved to Cyrus, Minnesota, then moved to Norway for a year. After his father died in Norway, the family moved back to Cyrus, Minnesota.
In this interview, Fred mostly talks about the various occupations he had. He worked for some time doing farm work. He then worked in road construction and setting pins in the bowling alley. He then worked as a welder and blacksmith; he talks briefly about an accident that occurred on the job and about what being a blacksmith entailed. He also discusses fishing as a hobby.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Rust, Fred, "Fred Rust Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 99.