Gordon A. Yock Interview, 1977

Title

Gordon A. Yock Interview, 1977

Authors

Gordon A. Yock

Files

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Interviewer

Susan Stumm

Interviewee

Gordon A. Yock

Date Recorded

8-11-1977

Date Digital

7-2-2020

Location Recorded

Yock Residence, Spicer, Minnesota

County

Chippewa County

Keywords

Clara City (Minn.), Variety Supply Company (Clara City Minn.), Business enterprises--Minnesota--Clara City, Distributors (Commerce)--Minnesota--Clara City, Cooperative societies--Minnesota--Clara City, World War, 1939-1945

Description

In this interview, Gordon Yock describes the beginning of the Variety Supply Company of Clara City, Minnesota (a warehouse and distributing enterprise which functioned like a cooperative. He discusses the difficulties in obtaining merchandise during World War II, the difficulties of convincing rural merchants to join with the VSC, and attempts of large jobbers to keep VSC out of the distributing field. He discusses the early days in Clara City and Emil Yock's General Store in Clara City. Emil Yock was Gordon's father and a pioneer settler of Clara City.

Run Time

00:59:43

Language

English

Original Format

Cassette

Digital Identifier

CCYock01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1088

Gordon A. Yock Interview, 1977

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