Emil Anderson Interview, 1975
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Anderson Residence, Maynard, Minnesota
Swensson Family; Farm life--Minnesota; Norwegian Americans--Minnesota; Rural schools--Minnesota--Chippewa County; Municipal officials and employees--Minnesota; Chippewa County (Minn.)--Officials and employees; Depressions--1929; United States. Works Progress Administration; Republican Party (Minn.); Chippewa County (Minn.)--Politics and government
Emil Anderson was born near Wagdahl, Minnesota on October 11, 1895. He lived and farmed in Chippewa County all his life and served as Chippewa County Commissioner from 1941-1965. He also served on several community boards.
In this interview, Emil Anderson recalls experiences related to the Olaf Swensson family and working for them. Then he talks of his years as County Commissioner, describing his duties, work with the WPA during the Depression, and issues during his terms.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Anderson, Emil, "Emil Anderson Interview, 1975" (1975). Minnesota Oral Histories. 102.