Tena Fjoslien Interview, 1972
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Grant County, Minnesota
Norwegian Americans--Minnesota--Grant County; Diphtheria--Minnesota--Grant County; Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota--Grant County
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.
English and Norwegian
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Fjoslien, Tena, "Tena Fjoslien Interview, 1972" (1972). All Minnesota Oral Histories. 6.