Earl Eames Interview, 1976
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Eames Residence, Morris, Minnesota
Business enterprises--Minnesota--Morris; Grain elevators--Minnesota--Morris; Distributors (Commerce)--Minnesota--Morris; Northrup King & Co.
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.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Eames, Earl, "Earl Eames Interview, 1976" (1976). Stevens County. 6.
The digitization of this oral history was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Any views, findings, opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical Society, or the Minnesota Historic Resources Advisory Committee.