The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project: Interview with Karen Knighton
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Karen Knighton was born in North Carolina and spent most of her time in that state through her college years. In 1970 she and her husband, Don Knighton, moved to the Moorhead area for Don's job as a professor of economics at Moorhead State University. They bought a home on North Terrace in north Fargo, North Dakota, in 1991 after living in homes near Wolverton and south Moorhead, Minnesota. Their Fargo home in the Oak Grove neighborhood was located about 150 feet from the west bank of the Red River. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The events of flooding around her home; subsequent flooding of the Oak Grove neighborhood in mid-April; flood-fighting efforts of the faculty and students of Moorhead State University in Oak Grove as well as other parts of Fargo-Moorhead; and the circumstances behind her and her husband's decision to give up their North Terrace home after the flood.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
43 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 80 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Knighton, Karen
Interviewer: Shoptaugh, Terry
Made in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 09/23/1997 - 06/23/1997

Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 57
Accession Number AV1999.66.17
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project'

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