Henry A. Dosdall Interview, 1976

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Henry A. Dosdall Interview, 1976

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Interviewer

Sue Van Mosch

Interviewee

Henry A. Dosdall

Date Recorded

10-30-1976

Date Digital

6-19-2020

Location Recorded

Dosdall Residence, Morris, Minnesota

Keywords

Farm life--Minnesota--Stevens County, Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939, Depressions--1929, Farmers--Minnesota--Stevens County, Agriculture--Minnesota--Stevens County, Droughts--Minnesota--Stevens County, Cooperative societies--Minnesota--Stevens County

Description

In this interview, Henry Dosdall reminisces about early farm life and early school days. He discusses his first ride in a car and threshing. He speaks about farm equipment and the change from horses to steam to tractors. He discusses Federal land bank loans, interest rates, and his acquiring of land. He discusses the Great Depression and droughts during that time, as well as government programs during the Depression (wheat subsidies). He discusses the establishment of the Farmer's Union Oil Station in Starbuck and his ideas on farm cooperatives.

Run Time

00:56:03

Language

English

Notes

This oral history transcript is a rough draft.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

SCDosdall01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1051

Henry A. Dosdall Interview, 1976

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