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Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with The Rev. Elmer Torborg
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.
2 hours sound cassette
21 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
90 minutes length
Interviewee: Torborg, Reverend Elmer
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P. - Iron Range Research Center
Subject: Sauk Centre, Stearns County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 25 (Library Call Number)
AV1988.180.40 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'