Reuben Heggen Interview, 1973
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Heggen Residence, Wheaton, Minnesota
Wheaton (Minn.), Browns Valley (Minn.), County seats--Minnesota--Traverse County, Courthouses--Minnesota--Browns Valley
Reuben Heggen's father, Thomas Heggen, was involved in the moving of the Traverse County seat from Brown's Valley to Wheaton. Reuben Heggen was a long-time resident of Wheaton.
In this interview, Heggen discusses the moving of the county seat from Browns Valley to Wheaton. He discusses why Wheaton wanted the seat, the raiding of the Browns Valley Courthouse, and animosity between Browns Valley and Wheaton.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Heggen, Reuben, "Reuben Heggen Interview, 1973" (1973). Minnesota Oral Histories. 63.