Sigrud Bartness Interview, 1973

Title

Sigrud Bartness Interview, 1973

Authors

Sigrud Bartness

Files

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Interviewer

George Shervey

Interviewee

Sigrud Bartness

Date Recorded

8-23-1973

Date Digital

7-6-2020

Location Recorded

Elbow Lake, Minnesota

County

Grant County

Keywords

Norwegian Americans, Emigration and immigration--United States, Emigration and immigration--Norway, Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota--Grant County, Farm life--Minnesota--Grant County, Christianity--Minnesota--Grant County, Temperance--Minnesota--Grant County

Description

Sigrud Bartness' father was born in Norway and immigrated to the United States in 1871.

In this interview, Sigrud Bartness discusses his father's immigration and how he came to Alexandria. He discusses the Lien church, the blizzard of 1873, grasshopper plagues, working on the railroad, prairie fires, farming with oxen, the Friedem's Union Cemetary, and the Lower Elk Lake Temperance Society.

Run Time

00:23:23

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

GCBartness01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

319

Sigrud Bartness Interview, 1973

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