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Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Harley Heegard
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Harley Heegard was born in North Dakota. He moved to Minnesota as a young child. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) S-57, Company 2703. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The general topic was his experience as a member of the CCC. Personal background; boy scout in Itasca pageant; Wegmann's store; entry into the CCC in 1935; his first days at Itasca; Superintendent George Wilson; CCC projects; the "Negro Camp"; being a "leader"; practical joking; physical description of the camp; leisure activities; "educational opportunities"; fighting, fun and travel; deer in the park; park development; medical "experiments"; food - the "hungry eight"; CCC adventures; going home to visit; a typical day; colorful characters; reflecting on the CCC; communism; "best time of my life"; final thoughts.
2 hours sound cassette
28 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
90 minutes length
Interviewee: Heegard, Harley
Interviewer: Rieger, Amy K.
Made in: Menahga, Wadena County, Minnesota, United States
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.), Company 2703, Camp Lovelis Lake, State Forest Camp S-57
Itasca State Park
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 102 (Library Call Number)
AV2003.42.7 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'