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Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Willard Anderson
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.
1 hour sound cassette
11 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewee: Anderson, Willard
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P. - Iron Range Research Center
Subject: Benson, Swift County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 25 (Library Call Number)
AV1988.180.2 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'