Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Ernest Lundblad
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lundblad was born in 1911 on his grandfather's homestead and has lived in his parents house in the Slayton area since 1920. A life long farmer, Lundblad continued to hay a piece of virgin prairie his family acquired in 1892. In 1983 he sold this meadow to The Nature Conservancy in memory of his grandfather and father to preserve it as virgin prairie. In August of 1984, The Nature Conservancy held a dedication in honor of Lundblad and his family. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: History of family owned virgin prairie; selling land to The Nature Conservancy; dedication day; working on the land; reminiscences of childhood; dealing with taxes on prairie; types of farming; experience with the farm crisis; and big farms vs. small farms.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
12 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Interviewee: Lundblad, Ernest
Made in Slayton, Murray County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Slayton, Murray County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/30/1987
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 58
Accession Number AV1988.99.20
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project'

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