Herbert M. Hanson, Linda Hanson, and Neil Harcum Interview, 1978
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Jay Fier and Jeff Rasmusson
Herbert M. Hanson, Linda Hanson, and Neil Harcum
Hanson Residence, Browns Valley, Minnesota
Norwegian Americans; Browns Valley (Minn.); Minnesota--Politics and government; Republican Party (Minn.); Minnesota Nonpartisan League; Business enterprises--Minnesota--Browns Valley; Clubs--Minnesota--Browns Valley; Browns Valley (Minn.)--Social life and customs; Depressions--1929; Agricultural exhibitions--Minnesota--Morris; Farm Bureau (Minn.); General stores--Minnesota--Browns Valley
Herbert Hanson was born in Morris, Minnesota in 1884 where he worked until 1922 in his father's dry goods store. He met Linda there and they married in 1922, then moved to Browns Valley to take over his brother's dry goods store. They operated the store until 1951 when he and Linda retired.
Neil Harcum lived all his life in Browns Valley and worked for a monument company for over 50 years.
In this interview, these long-time friends discuss the early Republican Party, the Non-Partisan League, the social and civic clubs in Browns Valley, the Corn and Alfalfa Exposition in Morris in 1912, the Farm Bureau, and operating a store in West Central Minnesota.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Hanson, Herbert M.; Hanson, Linda; and Harcum, Neil, "Herbert M. Hanson, Linda Hanson, and Neil Harcum Interview, 1978" (1978). All Minnesota Oral Histories. 111.