Len Arnquist Interview, 1975
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George Shervey and Eddy Henjum
Arnquist Residence, Hoffman, Minnesota
Swedish Americans; Business enterprises--Minnesota--Hoffman; General stores--Minnesota--Hoffman; Depressions--1929; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
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.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Arnquist, Len, "Len Arnquist Interview, 1975" (1975). All Minnesota Oral Histories. 31.