Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Willis E. Kruger
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Kruger is a native of Reads Landing, Minnesota. His first job was repairing radios. He then worked for the Wabasha County Highway department before becoming a game warden for the Minnesota Conservation Department in 1939. He continued on as game warden until his retirement in 1970. Kruger was actively involved in the establishment of the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest. A section of the Forest was named Kruger Recreation Area in honor of Kruger's involvement. He was also active in the Izaak Walton League as an organizer and charter member of the Wabasha chapter. He received the Sigurd S. Olson conservation award from the IWL and was recognized by the Wabasha County Association of Sportsman's Clubs for his outstanding work in conservation. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: His background; role as game warden in the Department of Conservation; loss of clamming industry; return of wildlife; involvement with the Dorer Memorial Forest; tree planting; fire control; and storm of November 11, 1940.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
18 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Interviewee: Kruger, Willis E.
Made in Reads Landing, Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Reads Landing, Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 01/13/1987
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 58
Accession Number AV1988.99.18
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project'

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