Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project: Interview with Frank Salerno
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Salerno was originally trained as an electrical engineer. He became disenchanted with the demands of travel and of his time and decided to move his family to Ely, where they had previously vacationed. He and his wife, Betty, learned the real estate business and opened an office in the early 1970s. When the 1978 BWCA legislation was proposed, the Salernos became spokespersons for the Boundary Waters Conservation Alliance, Ely Winton chapter, which advocates multiple use in the BWCA. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Impact of the legislation on Ely and the surrounding areas; how the group was formed; three methods of change (lobbying the legislative branch, pursuing the appeals process through the judicial branch, and dealing with administrators in the executive branch); comments on Sierra Club, Miles Lord, Bruce Vento, and others; impact of restrictions on the handicapped, Native Americans, and border lakes; future of BWCA; best use of the BWCA; the benefits of multiple use. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: The interview is with Frank Salerno; however, his wife, Betty, occasionally offers an observation.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
32 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 120 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Robertson, Margaret A.
Interviewee: Salerno, Frank
Made in Ely, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Ely, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/01/1986 - 10/02/1986
(Interviews conducted 10/1/1986 and 10/2/1986.)
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 58
Accession Number AV1988.99.27
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Environmental Issues Oral History Project'

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