Helen Burfiend Interview, 1973
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Key Row Apartments, Wheaton, Minnesota
Brown, Joseph; Lake Traverse (Minn. and S.D.); Indigenous peoples--Minnesota; County seats--Minnesota--Traverse County; Fort Sisseton (S.D.); Allanson, George Gray
Helen Margaret Allanson Burfiend was born on July 4, 1901 in the town of Wheaton, Minnesota to George and Bertha Allanson. Her great grandfather, Major Joseph Brown, was the founder of Browns Valley and Henderson, Minnesota.
In this interview, Helen Burfiend discusses her great grandfather Major Joseph Brown at Lake Traverse, Native American relations, her family history, the Wheaton-Browns Valley fight for the county seat, Fort Sisseton, and her father George Allanson.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Burfiend, Helen, "Helen Burfiend Interview, 1973" (1973). All Minnesota Oral Histories. 58.