Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Virgil and Jane H. Fuchs
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: The Fuchs were farmers and protest leaders from Belgrade, Stearns County. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: How they learned about the line. Communicating with other farmers about the line. Preventing power company obtaining easements in Stearns County. Obtaining easements in Meeker County. Re-routing of line. Power Plant Siting Act - utilities being grandfathered out; choosing to come under act. Information hearings. Public hearings - corridor route; missing records; Citizen's Advisory Committee; routing of line; health hazards. Utilities projected energy needs. Working with legislators. Governor Perpich and the science court. The People's Power Project and Tesla's experiment being done on the Fuchs land. Federal lawsuit-reasons for filing; hope regarding outcome. Court injunction.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
40 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 150 minutes length
Place Subject: Belgrade, Stearns County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Fuchs, Virgil
Interviewee: Fuchs, Jane H.
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 12/06/1977
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.11
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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