Henry A. Dosdall Interview, 1976
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Sue Van Mosch
Henry A. Dosdall
Dosdall Residence, Morris, Minnesota
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
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.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Dosdall, Henry A., "Henry A. Dosdall Interview, 1976" (1976). Stevens County Oral Histories. 35.