Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Matthew Woida
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Woida is a farmer in the Sauk Centre area. He and his former wife, Gloria, were involved in the Minnesota powerline dispute of the 1970s. He continued to farm and actively opposed the establishment of other powerlines as well as hazardous waste sites in rural areas. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Changes in farming since powerline was installed; powerline related problems; involvement in other powerline disputes; success of powerline controversy in preventing the installation of other powerlines; people's involvement in protesting; hazardous waste issue; farm crisis; law enforcement and powerline dispute; being a farmer today; dump sites; state vs. private operation of hazardous waste sites; and worthiness of powerline fight. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Woida was also interviewed for the Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
17 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Interviewee: Woida, Matthew
Made in Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 04/05/1988
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 58
Accession Number AV1988.99.32
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project'

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