Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Harley Heegard




Description 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.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
28 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Heegard, Harley
Interviewer: Rieger, Amy K.
Made in Menahga, Wadena County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.), Company 2703, Camp Lovelis Lake, State Forest Camp S-57
Itasca State Park
Made in Menahga, Wadena County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/12/1993
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 102
Accession Number AV2003.42.7
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'

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