Sigrud Bartness Interview, 1973
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Elbow Lake, Minnesota
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
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.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Bartness, Sigrud, "Sigrud Bartness Interview, 1973" (1973). All Minnesota Oral Histories. 15.