Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Willard Anderson


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Anderson was manager for Agralite Cooperative in Benson, Swift County. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Role as manager for Agralite Cooperative; function and structure of Agralite as a cooperative; how cooperatives have planned for future power needs. Cooperative Power Association, United Power Association and the CU project - involvement with MAPP; planning of plant; determining need for plant; communication problems between planners and farmers; controversy over CU transmission line. CPA - board vs. representatives of cooperatives; public relations. Feasibility of building underground plant. Health and safety issues. Obtaining easements. Future impact of the powerline controversy.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
11 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Place Subject: Benson, Swift County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Anderson, Willard
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 01/03/1978
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.2
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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