Ann Swanke Interview, 1973
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Swanke Residence, Browns Valley, Minnesota
German Americans--Minnesota; Schools--Minnesota--East Grand Forks; Bakeries--Minnesota--East Grand Forks; Rural schools; Teachers--North Dakota; Medical care--Minnesota; East Grand Forks (Minn.); World War, 1914-1918; Minot State University; Christianity--Minnesota; Theological seminaries; Teaching--Minnesota; School principals--Minnesota--Browns Valley
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, Ann Swanke discusses her early family history, her education, her early teaching experiences, World War I, her home and social life as a child, her family's bakery, her church, going to college, the methods she used in her teaching, and her writings.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Swanke, Ann, "Ann Swanke Interview, 1973" (1973). All Minnesota Oral Histories. 60.