Gail Whitmer Interview, 1981

Title

Gail Whitmer Interview, 1981

Authors

Gail Whitmer

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Interviewer

Al Doering

Interviewee

Gail Whitmer

Date Recorded

5-19-1981

Date Digital

7-6-2020

Location Recorded

Grandview Apartments, Morris, Minnesota

Keywords

Taxicabs--Minnesota--Morris, Business enterprises--Minnesota--Morris, Businesspeople--Minnesota--Morris, Local transit--Minnesota--Morris

Description

Gail Whitmer bought the Morris Taxi Service in late 1959. He was familiar with the taxi company because he was in a unique position of being the former night driver for Mr. Luckens "Morris Taxi" company. He worked out of the Merchant's Hotel and had two taxis.

In this interview, Gail Whitmer talks about different people he transported, costs of operation, and city involvement. He decided to sell the business in 1968 because of an arthritic hip. However, he never was able to sell the business as he could find no buyer.

Run Time

00:25:16

Language

English

Notes

There is no transcript of this interview.

Original Format

Audiocassette

Digital Identifier

SCWhitmer01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

3430

Gail Whitmer Interview, 1981

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