Clara Wheeler Interview, 1976
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Clara Torgerson Wheeler
Wheeler Residence, Glenwood, Minnesota
Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota--Glenwood; Farm life--Minnesota--Glenwood; Glenwood (Minn.); Indigenous peoples--Minnesota--Glenwood
Clara Wheeler was born July 12, 1891 on a farm in Glenwood, Minnesota. Her father farmed 120 acres and raised cattle. She went to school in District 40 and was one of 14 children. She also taught school before her marriage, in a one-room schoolhouse. She also attended the Glenwood Academy.
In this interview, she discusses farming, life on a farm, and around Glenwood in general. She also briefly discusses interactions with Native Americans in her childhood.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Wheeler, Clara Torgerson, "Clara Wheeler Interview, 1976" (1976). All Minnesota Oral Histories. 52.