Ann Swanke Interview, 1973
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Swanke Residence, Browns Valley, Minnesota
Presidents--United States; Browns Valley (Minn.); Roads--Minnesota--Browns Valley; Technology; Automobiles; Radio; Blizzards; Tornadoes; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945; Fires--North Dakota--Grand Forks; Depressions--1929
Ann Swanke was a teacher in Browns Valley for many years. Her husband moved to Browns Valley in 1886 at the age of six months.
In this interview, she discusses the presidents from McKinley-Nixon, roads, electric lights, radios, automobiles, storms, World War I and II, fires, and the Depression.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Swanke, Ann, "Ann Swanke Interview, 1973" (1973). All Minnesota Oral Histories. 59.