Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Francis W. Johnson
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Francis W. Johnson joined the Minnesota Department of Conservation in 1929. He served in the Tower area until 1934 and then transferred to Cook and later to Virginia in 1949. He became the state's Chief Game Warden in 1953. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: A game warden's duties. The early use of airplanes by lawbreakers in the 1920s and 1930s. Anecdotes about early game law violators. The use of airplanes to apprehend violators. An anecdote about beaver trappers. Funding the purchase of airplanes. Current status of airplanes and the Department of Conservation. Details on deer shining and capturing deer shiners. Qualifications of a game warden. The future of airplanes in game warden work.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
27 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Johnson, Francis W.
Interviewer: Holey, Anne M.
Dates Creation: 08/10/1965
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 101
Accession Number AV1992.88.12
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Air Museum of Minnesota Oral History Project'

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