Wilmer Johnson Interview, 1975
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Johnson Residence, Morris, Minnesota
Big Stone County
Swedish Americans--Minnesota--Big Stone County; Farm life--Minnesota--Big Stone County; Depressions--1929; Distributors (Commerce)--Minnesota--Morris; Business enterprises--Minnesota--Morris; Schools--Minnesota--Graceville
Wilmer Johnson was born on June 19, 1907 in Moonshine Township, Big Stone County. He farmed in that area until 1952 at which time he moved to Morris to work with Eames Distributing until his retirement.
In this interview, Wilmer Johnson started by reviewing his life in near decade by decade terms dealing mainly with 1920-1950. He mostly discusses farming and youth. He then spoke of his family's background from Sweden and the new life in western Minnesota near Graceville. Finally, he gave some views on the changing of life for farmers and further recollections of past experiences.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Johnson, Wilmer, "Wilmer Johnson Interview, 1975" (1975). Minnesota Oral Histories. 64.