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Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Scott and Lorraine Jenks
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: The Jenks were farmers in Pope County and were members of FACT. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Farming background. First learning about the powerline. Routing of line - original route; Environmental Impact Statement. Tower placement. Issue of powerline as a possible health hazard - electric charge; ozone level. Amount of land condemned for route. Surveying of own land and dealing with surveyors. Joining anti-powerline organizations - SOC; CURE; FACT. Impact on lives with involvement in powerline controversy. Increase in cost of electricity. Impact of injunction. Role of the governor and state government. Problem of agricultural land not being a priority.
2 hours sound cassette
28 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
90 minutes length
Interviewee: Jenks, Scott
Interviewee: Jenks, Lorraine
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P. - Iron Range Research Center
Subject: Pope County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 25 (Library Call Number)
AV1988.180.20 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'