Len Arnquist Interview, 1975

Title

Len Arnquist Interview, 1975

Authors

Len Arnquist

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Interviewer

George Shervey and Eddy Henjum

Interviewee

Len Arnquist

Date Recorded

2-28-1975

Date Digital

6-19-2020

Location Recorded

Arnquist Residence, Hoffman, Minnesota

County

Grant County

Keywords

Swedish Americans, Business enterprises--Minnesota--Hoffman, General stores--Minnesota--Hoffman, Depressions--1929, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1939-1945

Description

Len Arnquist was born in Star Prairie, Wisconsin in 1885 and grew up on the family farm in New Richmond, Wisconsin. In 1912, he moved to Hoffman where he opened a general store.

In this interview, Len Arnquist discusses farming in the late 19th century in Wisconsin, the conditions for small businessmen in West Central Minnesota, and the effect of the Depression and World Wars on small business.

Run Time

00:45:33

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

GCArnquist01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

329

Len Arnquist Interview, 1975

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