Frank Austin Interview, 1974
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Austin Residence, Montevideo, Minnesota
Austin Family, Montevideo (Minn.), World War, 1914-1918, Prohibition, Depressions--1929, World War, 1939-1945, City councils--Minnesota--Montevideo
Frank Austin was born on January 29, 1899 in the home in which is resided at the time of the interview. He had been a sign painter and lived in Montevideo, Minnesota all his life.
In this interview, Frank Austin gives a history of how his family arrived in the United States and in Montevideo. He talks about the reaction to World War I, the Crash, the Depression, and World War II in Montevideo. In addition, he talks about changes in Montevideo's atmosphere and city government.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Austin, Frank, "Frank Austin Interview, 1974" (1974). Minnesota Oral Histories. 78.