Mrs. Tosten Hagen Interview, 1972

Title

Mrs. Tosten Hagen Interview, 1972

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Interviewer

George Shervey

Interviewee

Mrs. Tosten Hagen and Mrs. Herbert Blistning

Date Recorded

11-20-1972

Date Digital

7-6-2020

Location Recorded

Grant County, Minnesota

County

Grant County

Keywords

Pomme de Terre (Minn.), Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota--Grant County, Farm life--Minnesota--Grant County, Pit houses--Minnesota--Grant County, Indians of North America--Minnesota--Grant County, Schools--Minnesota--Grant County

Description

Mrs. Tosten Hagen (first name never given) was born in a dugout in 1837 near the village of Pomme de Terre. Her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Blistning (first name never given) assisted her during the interview.

In this interview, Mrs. Tosten Hagen discusses her parents being some of the earliest settlers of Pomme de Terre in the 1860s and how they arrived in the area. She discusses how her father made a living fur trapping. She discusses the Native Americans her family interacted with during her childhood and life on the Pomme de Terre River. She discusses her first teachers, the sewing school in Fergus Falls, the stagecoach in Pomme de Terre, and the early businesses of the village of Pomme de Terre.

Run Time

00:30:33

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

GCHagen01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

319

Mrs. Tosten Hagen Interview, 1972

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