Earl Eames Interview, 1976

Title

Earl Eames Interview, 1976

Authors

Earl Eames

Files

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Interviewer

Joe Moore

Interviewee

Earl Eames

Date Recorded

1-28-1976

Date Digital

6-18-2020

Location Recorded

Eames Residence, Morris, Minnesota

Keywords

Business enterprises--Minnesota--Morris, Grain elevators--Minnesota--Morris, Distributors (Commerce)--Minnesota--Morris, Northrup King & Co.

Description

Mr. Eames was born outside of Morris in 1893. Having served overseas in World War I, he returned to Morris where he and his father purchased and operated a grain elevator. He subsequently sold the elevator and started the first "jobbing" operation in West Central Minnesota.

In this interview, Mr. Eames describes the development of his business, which ultimately became the largest Northrup King distributor in the nation. Other subjects discussed include: the Farmer's Coop Grain Elevator, the electric power dispute 1932-1934, and the importance of local enterprises to rural areas.

Run Time

00:35:11

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

SCEames02

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1016

Earl Eames Interview, 1976

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