Tobias Amundson Interview, 1973

Title

Tobias Amundson Interview, 1973

Authors

Tobias Amundson

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Interviewer

George Shervey and Marcia Olson

Interviewee

Tobias Amundson

Date Recorded

8-2-1973

Date Digital

6-19-2020

Location Recorded

Barrett Nursing Home, Barrett, Minnesota

County

Grant County

Keywords

Norwegian Americans, Emigration and immigration--Norway, Emigration and immigration--United States, Sheriffs--Minnesota--Grant County, Police--Minnesota--Grant County, Prohibition--Minnesota--Grant County, Drinking of alcoholic beverages--Minnesota--Grant County, Murder--Minnesota--Grant County

Description

Tobias Amundson was born on July 6, 1893 near Christianson, Norway. He immigrated to the United States in 1911. He served in the Army and worked in lumber camps in Northern Minnesota. In 1939 he was elected sheriff of Grant County after serving as deputy for 10 years. He was sheriff until 1958.

In this interview, Tobias Amundson discusses his immigration to the United States and gives a short family history. The bulk of the interview consists of Tobias Amundson describing his activities as sheriff of Grant County, which includes his activities during prohibition and some of his more dangerous or unpleasant cases.

Run Time

00:37:52

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

GCAmundson01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

291

Tobias Amundson Interview, 1973

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