Richard Martin and Helmer Benson Interview, 1978

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Richard Martin and Helmer Benson Interview, 1978

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Interviewer

Jeff Rasmusson

Interviewee

Richard (Dick) Martin and Helmer Benson

Date Recorded

8-21-1978

Date Digital

7-7-2020

Location Recorded

Martin Residence, Murdock, Minnesota

County

Swift County

Keywords

Public schools--Minnesota--Swift County, Public schools--Minnesota--Murdock, Public schools--Minnesota--Kerkhoven, Consolidation and merger of schools, School boards--Minnesota--Swift County

Description

Helmer Benson was born March 14, 1923. He lived and farmed outside of DeGraff, Minnesota. Dick Martin was born November 27, 1940. He lived in Murdock and drove a truck for a meat company.

Murdock and Kerkhoven School Systems were planning a possible consolidation for many years. The 1978 school year was the first year the consolidation was utilized. Both Dick Martin and Helmer Benson were active in the school board in the consolidation proceedings.

In this interview, they discuss the origins of the consolidation effort and the success which the proceedings had in consolidating the Kerkhoven and Murdock schools.

Run Time

00:34:00

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

SWCMartin01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1147

Richard Martin and Helmer Benson Interview, 1978

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