Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with George W. Crocker


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Crocker was from Minneapolis and graduated from Stillwater High School. He attended the University of Minnesota for several years when he became involved in the anti-war movement. He worked as a draft counselor and anti-draft organizer for the Twin Cities draft information center. He was living in Lowry, Pope County during the powerline protest. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background; involvement in 1960s anti-war movement; becoming involved in powerline issue; reaction to powerline controversy; cooperative decision making process; decentralized energy; development of energy needs; soft vs. hard technology; usefulness of non-violent protest tactics; significance of protest movements; relationship of powerline investment and dome stadiums; personal role in controversy; utilities strategy; impact of the media; Tesla Project; and developing alternative energy resources.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
35 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 150 minutes length
Place Subject: Lowry, Pope County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Crocker, George W.
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 02/21/1979
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.8
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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