Blanche Casanova Interview, 1977
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Casanova Residence, Morris, Minnesota
Roberts County, South Dakota
Sisseton (South Dakota); Schools--South Dakota--Clara City; Hospitals--South Dakota--Sisseton; Traditional medicine; Depressions--1929; Prostitution--Minnesota--Saint Paul; World War, 1939-1945; Yugoslav Americans
Blanche Casanova was born in 1912, grew up near Sisseton, South Dakota, and lived in Morris from 1938 until the time of the interview.
In this interview, she discusses her childhood near Sisseton, South Dakota, her high school years on the iron range, the Sisseton hospital, home medical care, the years of the Depression, prostitution in St. Paul during the Depression, and the Yugoslavians during World War II.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Casanova, Blanche, "Blanche Casanova Interview, 1977" (1977). All Minnesota Oral Histories. 53.