Mary Schumaker Interview, 1973
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Dennis Wenker and Joni Kennedy
Schumaker Residence, Ortonville, Minnesota
Big Stone County
Ortonville (Minn.); General stores--Minnesota--Ortonville; Public schools--Minnesota--Ortonville; Teaching--Minnesota--Ortonville; Teachers--Minnesota--Ortonville; Music--Instruction and study; Ortonville (Minn.)--Social life and customs; Chautauquas--Minnesota--Ortonville; Grand Army of the Republic; World War, 1914-1918; Blizzards--Minnesota--Big Stone County; Depressions--1929
Mary Schumaker was born in 1888 and was a teacher and principal in Ortonville, Minnesota.
In this interview, Mary Schumaker discusses her family history, teaching, social and intellectual activities, the chautauquas in Ortonville, the G.A.R., Ortonville and the railroad, World War I and German citizen repression, storms, the Depression, and Lawrence Welk.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Schumaker, Mary, "Mary Schumaker Interview, 1973" (1973). All Minnesota Oral Histories. 61.