Tegner Hustad Interview, 1973
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Hustad Residence, Starbuck, Minnesota
Norwegian Americans; Norway--Emigration and immigration; United States--Emigration and immigration; Starbuck (Minn.); Pope County (Minn.); Business enterprises--Minnesota--Starbuck; Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota--Pope County
Tegner Hustad was born and raised on a farm north of Starbuck which both his father and his grandfather had farmed. Tegner farmed that land for a few years, then went on to be the first park ranger at Glacier Lake State Park for 7 years. He was employed at the time of the interview as a field supervisor for the Minnesota Valley Breeders' Association.
In this interview, Tegner Hustad discusses the early settling of the Starbuck area and why people settled there. He discusses the founding of the Starbuck school and church, the effect of the railroad on the growth of the community, early health care, relations with local Native American tribes, and the founding of the Pope County Bank. He also discusses the conditions that caused Norwegians to immigrate to the United States, and the problems they encountered on arrival.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Hustad, Tegner, "Tegner Hustad Interview, 1973" (1978). Minnesota Oral Histories. 43.