Orville Tatge Interview, 1973
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Tatge Residence, Benson, Minnesota
Minnesota Farm Holiday Association; Depressions--1929; Farmers--Political activity; National Farmers Organization (U.S.); Boycotts
Orville Tatge was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 1920 and moved to Minnesota in 1927. He served in the Armed Forces in World War II. He has been active in the National Farmers Organization (NFO) since 1962, and was elected President of the Swift County NFO in 1963. He was appointed County Treasurer in 1969.
In this interview, Orville Tatge discusses the Farmer's Holiday Movement and life during the Great Depression. He compares different farmers organizations and their functions. He then goes into his activities in the NFO, and the meat holding of 1964.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Tatge, Orville, "Orville Tatge Interview, 1973" (1973). All Minnesota Oral Histories. 98.