Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Gordon and Helen B. Hedner


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: The Hedners were farmers from Pope County and were members of FACT. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: How the Hedners first learned about the powerline. Routing of line - priority of DNR lands; I-94 route; how route impacts farmers. Role of MEQC. Health and safety concerns. Easement payments. Public hearings. Farmer's liability for poles. Issue over need for electricity. Alternative sources of power. Efforts made to stop the utilities. Reaction of county officials to the farmers opposition to the line. FACT. Stopping the line. Future of opposition. Canadian pipeline.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
33 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 120 minutes length
Place Subject: Farwell, Pope County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Hedner, Gordon
Interviewee: Hedner, Helen B.
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 04/05/1977
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.17
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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