Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with The Rev. Elmer Torborg
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Torborg was a Catholic priest and the director of the Office of Rural Life in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Office of Rural Life. Getting involved in powerline issue. Science court. Role in parish. Tesla - work of; relationship of powerline and Tesla's ideas. Alfred M. Hubbard and his work. Aalternative energy sources. Lack of government involvement in alternative energy sources. Working with state officials. Rural America meeting in D.C. Effects of controversy on people in the Sauk Centre area. Attitudes toward government. How controversy could have been avoided. Attitudes after the line is built. Day of prayer on capitol steps. Health and safety issues. Future energy needs and resources.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
21 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Place Subject: Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota, United States
Creation Interviewee: Torborg, Reverend Elmer
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Dates Creation: 01/04/1978
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25
Accession Number AV1988.180.40
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'

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