Wilmer Johnson Interview, 1975

Title

Wilmer Johnson Interview, 1975

Authors

Wilmer Johnson

Files

Download Wilmer Johnson Interview Transcript (2.1 MB)

Loading...

Media is loading
 

Interviewer

Bob Buck

Interviewee

Wilmer Johnson

Date Recorded

6-3-1975

Date Digital

6-26-2020

Location Recorded

Johnson Residence, Morris, Minnesota

County

Big Stone County

Keywords

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

Description

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.

Run Time

00:44:46

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

BSCJohnson01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1009

Wilmer Johnson Interview, 1975

Share

COinS