Nansen Agricultural Historic District Oral History Project: Interview with Arnold Maring
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Arnold Maring grew up in Nansen Valley. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Maring talked of the history of the valley, including the cheese factory, the kinds of cheese made and the other cheeses made by valley residents. He spoke of using both Norwegian and English as a child and of having people in Norway refer to his Norwegian, when he visited the country, as "Minnesota Norwegian." He talked at length of the farming practices in the valley and of the dairy industry. He gave information about the valley orchestra, about being confirmed in Norwegian and about the layout and use of the various areas on a farm. He also talked about the use of woodlots and springs in the area.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
36 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:58:45 running time
Creation Interviewee: Maring, Arnold
Interviewer: Sommer, Barbara W.
Subjects Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 05/25/1999
Credit Line Digitized with support from an anonymous fund for Norwegian American History.
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 55
Accession Number AV1999.107.1
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Nansen Agricultural Historic District Oral History Project'

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