Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Reuben Law
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Reuben Law was born in Minnesota. He attended college at the University of Minnesota and received a degree in civil engineering. He was a registered landscape architect in Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The main topic was his experiences as Deputy Director of the Southern District. Personal background; involvement in CCC, Parks, and Highway Department; the chain of command at the Central Design Office; working under Harold Lathrop prior to the parks; district supervisor; character of state parks as opposed to city parks; analysis of Lathrop as a director; Judge Hella; educational background and marriage; change from forestry to parks; TRA camps; politics; Hugo Zaiser; VCC and Forest Inn; visiting Elk Lake group camp; Itasca Park in relation to others; pageants; layout of the park headquarters area; animals in the park; "sinews of the soil"; camping at Bear Paw; development of the campgrounds; park development from 1922 to the present; critical eye on parks; life after parks; jurisdiction during park involvement; Joseph R. Brown; James M. Bowler and camp release; Ignatius Donnelly house; Forestville Store; German POW camps; Richard Door; Grover Conzet; his nickname "Bud".
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
40 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Law, Reuben
Interviewer: Rieger, Amy K.
Made in Crosby, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Itasca State Park
Made in Crosby, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 06/23/1993
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 102
Accession Number AV2003.42.13
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'

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