Tegner Hustad Interview, 1973

Title

Tegner Hustad Interview, 1973

Authors

Tegner Hustad

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Interviewer

Kevin Casey

Interviewee

Tegner Hustad

Date Recorded

8-1-1978

Date Digital

6-24-2020

Location Recorded

Hustad Residence, Starbuck, Minnesota

County

Pope County

Keywords

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

Description

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.

Run Time

01:01:47

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

PCHustad02

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1136

Tegner Hustad Interview, 1973

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