Clara Wheeler Interview, 1976

Title

Clara Wheeler Interview, 1976

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Interviewer

Sue Stumm

Interviewee

Clara Torgerson Wheeler

Date Recorded

6-9-1976

Date Digital

6-24-2020

Location Recorded

Wheeler Residence, Glenwood, Minnesota

County

Pope County

Keywords

Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota--Glenwood, Farm life--Minnesota--Glenwood, Glenwood (Minn.), Indians of North America--Minnesota--Glenwood

Description

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.

Run Time

00:47:30

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

PCWheeler01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1036

Clara Wheeler Interview, 1976

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