Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Scott and Lorraine Jenks


Description 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.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
28 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Place Subject: Pope County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Jenks, Scott
Interviewee: Jenks, Lorraine
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 04/20/1977
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.20
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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