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Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Richard A. Hanson
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.
3 hours sound cassette
43 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
180 minutes length
Interviewee: Hanson, Richard A.
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Subject: Glenwood, Pope County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 25 (Library Call Number)
AV1988.180.14 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'