Reuben Heggen Interview, 1973

Title

Reuben Heggen Interview, 1973

Authors

Reuben Heggen

Files

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Interviewer

Joni Kennedy

Interviewee

Reuben Heggen

Date Recorded

6-20-1973

Date Digital

6-26-2020

Location Recorded

Heggen Residence, Wheaton, Minnesota

County

Traverse County

Keywords

Wheaton (Minn.), Browns Valley (Minn.), County seats--Minnesota--Traverse County, Courthouses--Minnesota--Browns Valley

Description

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.

Run Time

00:18:47

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

TCHeggen01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

279

Reuben Heggen Interview, 1973

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