Victor Setterland Interview, 1973

Title

Victor Setterland Interview, 1973

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Interviewer

George Shervey

Interviewee

Victor Setterland

Date Recorded

9-27-1973

Date Digital

2-2-2021

Location Recorded

Setterland Residence, Erdahl Township, Minnesota

County

Grant County

Keywords

Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota--Grant County; Farm life--Minnesota--Grant County; Stagecoach stations--Minnesota--Grant County; Railroad accidents--Minnesota--Grant County

Description

Victor Setterland was born on February 3, 1888 in a dugout in Erdahl Township and continued to live there all of his life.

In this interview, Victor talks about how his parents came to Grant County in the spring of 1884. He tells about when his father bought the land where supposedly the mysterious town of Belview once stood. There were once a few dugouts on the spot. The town has never been mentioned except on a 1858 government survey of Grant County.

Run Time

00:39:24

Language

English

Notes

This oral history is very quiet and sometimes difficult to hear. The transcript is not complete (ends around the 18 minute mark).

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

GCSetterland01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

319

Victor Setterland Interview, 1973

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