Henry Swanson Interview, 1973

Title

Henry Swanson Interview, 1973

Authors

Henry Swanson

Files

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Interviewer

Joni Kennedy

Interviewee

Henry Swanson

Date Recorded

8-15-2020

Date Digital

7-7-2020

Location Recorded

Swanson Residence, Wheaton, Minnesota

County

Stearns County

Keywords

Munson Township (Minn.), Lake Traverse Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.), White Rock (S.D.), Agriculture--Minnesota--Stearns County, Depressions--1929, Storms--Minnesota--Stearns County, Diseases, Medicine, Hutterian Brethren--Minnesota, Farmers--Political activity

Description

Henry Swanson was born in 1892 and was Swedish. He farmed in the White Rock, South Dakota and Munson Township area.

In this interview, Henry Swanson gives a brief history of Munson Township, the opening of South Dakota's Sisseton Indian Reservation, and White Rock, South Dakota. He discusses farming, the Great Depression, storms, diseases and medicine, the Hutterite Colony, and farm and labor movements.

Run Time

02:08:35

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

STCSwanson01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

287

Henry Swanson Interview, 1973

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