Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with Louis Sieling


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sieling was a farmer from Perham, Minnesota and was director of the Lake Region Cooperative Electrical Association. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background. Background of Lake Region Co-op. How co-op expanded service. Assessing needs of region. Powerline proposal - general background; AC vs. DC line; routing of line; height of line. Communication vehicle for farmers over line. Energy needs. Infeasibility of underground line. Section lines. Farmer's complaint over lack of input on positioning of line. Routing of line; support rally. What the result of clearing up communication problem might be. Microwave towers. Meeting deadline to get line built. Alternative sources of power. View of current situation.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
17 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 120 minutes length
Place Subject: Perham, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Sieling, Louis
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 05/18/1977
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.36
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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