Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Hervey Richardson


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Richardson resided in Morris, Minnesota. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Agralite Cooperative board of directors. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Development of telephone cooperatives. Development of REA and involvement. People's inital resistance to electricity in the l930s and '40s. History of Agralite Cooperative. Role as director of Agralite. Input of cooperative members and board of directors. Cooperative procedure to site lines. Views on powerline controversy. Issue over dissemination of information to farmers regarding powerline. Increase in number of lines vs. alternative energy sources. Health and safety issues. Concerns over early powerlines and current ones. Cost and delay concerns for cooperatives regarding energy sources. Future needs for electricity. Usefulness of protest.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
12 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Place Subject: Morris, Stevens County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Richardson, Hervey
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 12/07/1977
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.31
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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