Bill Larson Interview, 1974

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Bill Larson Interview, 1974

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Interviewer

George Shervey

Interviewee

Bill Larson

Date Recorded

2-23-1973

Date Digital

7-6-2020

Location Recorded

Larson Residence, Barrett, Minnesota

County

Grant County

Keywords

Barrett (Minn.), Swedish Americans, Farm life--Minnesota--Grant County, Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota--Grant County, Blizzards--Minnesota--Grant County, Fires--Minnesota--Grant County, Schools--Minnesota--Grant County, Letter carriers--Minnesota--Barrett, Postal service--Minnesota--Barrett, Business enterprises--Minnesota--Barrett

Description

Bill Larson was born on January 27, 1891 at Chadwick, Michigan. His parents settled in Roseville Township in Grant County in 1894. He became a U.S. mail carrier for the Barrett area in May of 1909. 50 years later, he retired from the job.

In this interview, Bill Larson talks about his experiences delivering mail in the county. He talks about the blizzard of 1894 and the fire of 1900 which destroyed almost all of the buildings in Barrett, Minnesota. He discusses all of the businesses and businessmen of Barrett for most of the tape.

Run Time

01:37:47

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

GCLarson02

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

319

Bill Larson Interview, 1974

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