Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Richard A. Hanson

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Titles Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Richard A. Hanson
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Hanson was raised on a farm and is a farmer in Pope County. He attended Alexandria Tech School and at the time of the interview was pursuing a degree at the University of Morris. In 1978, Hanson was the manager of Alice Tripp's gubernatorial campaign. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. Learning about the powerline. Local reaction. Routing of the line. Health and safety issues. Media. Hanson's history of political involvement. DFL and powerline. Alice Tripp's campaign for governor - as campaign manager; campaign issues of powerline, abortion and taxes; candidates Bob Short and Wendell Anderson on powerline issue; sheriff's campaign; Republican candidates on the powerline issue; local politicians view of Tripp's candidacy; Rudy Perpich as a campaign issue in powerline controversy; possibility of Tripp campaigning again. Personal role in controversy. Decision to fast in protest. Concluding remarks.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
43 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 180 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Hanson, Richard A.
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P. - Iron Range Research Center
Places Subject: Glenwood, Pope County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/14/1979
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25 (Library Call Number)
AV1988.180.14 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'


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