Tena Fjoslien Interview, 1972

Title

Tena Fjoslien Interview, 1972

Authors

Tena Fjoslien

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Interviewer

George Shervey

Interviewee

Tena Fjoslien

Date Recorded

2-5-1972

Date Digital

7-6-2020

Location Recorded

Grant County, Minnesota

County

Grant County

Keywords

Norwegian Americans--Minnesota--Grant County, Diphtheria--Minnesota--Grant County, Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota--Grant County

Description

Tena Fjoslien was born on Feb. 4, 1872 in a dugout in Ofstad Township in Otter Tail County. Her father was Andrew Meyergrin, a Norwegian immigrant. Tena married Knute Fjoslien and had 10 children.

In this interview, Tena Fjoslien talks about her early neighbors, the school she went to, a diphtheria epidemic, and other aspects of life in Grant County, Minnesota.

Run Time

00:13:30

Language

English and Norwegian

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

GCFjoslien01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

319

Tena Fjoslien Interview, 1972

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