Oral history interview with Harold Bruber
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Harold Bruber was born in 1893 in the Twin Cities. In 1917, his mother bought a home at the Zippel Bay Area and brought her six children with her. With the help of Harold, the oldest son, the family the homesteaded the land. In 1919, Harold's mother moved back to the Cities. Harold stayed and bought his own land and farmed grain and grass seed. In 1951, Harold owned the Zippel Bay Resort. He sold it in 1968 and left the area in 1972. Harold served on the County Board, County Welfare Board and was the Manager of the Northern Farmers Co-op Exchange. He currently lives in Pitt, Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The interview mainly contains information on the history of the Zippel family and the fishery. Harold mentions the land that the Zippel Bay State Park is in, the channel made by the fishery, the mink farmers, the Zippel Bay watershed, the pound boats and nets, and the two schools.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
26 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:43:03 running time
Creation Interviewee: Bruber, Harold
Interviewer: Thoma, Ben
Dates Creation: 08/18/1986
Credit Line Digitized with support from the Ken and Nina Rothchild Endowed Fund for Business History and Women's History.
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 11
Accession Number AV1994.260.1
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