Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Lorraine Qualley and Esther Harvey



Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lorraine Qualley and Esther Harvey both worked at Douglas Lodge in Itasca State Park. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Personal background; the early years living at Lake George; growing up in the area; contact with the park; pageants in 1932; father worked for Martin Dunn; Wegmann's; visiting the park; animals; first days working at the park (Esther is first); moving in 1955 from Forest Inn to Douglas Lodge; a "typical day" at Forest Inn; Ralph Welte and Mel Luschen; bakery duties; pay; Lorraine's first days at work; "typical" shifts; activities; the menu; kitchen facilities; the heat!; baked goods; remodeling; uniforms; Christmas in July; the arrival of the union; the bus to the lodge; utilizing the park; raccoons and other animals; general reflections.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Qualley, Lorraine
Interviewee: Harvey, Esther
Interviewer: Rieger, Amy K.
Made in Lake George, Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Itasca State Park
Made in Lake George, Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 09/14/1993
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 102
Accession Number AV2003.42.16
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'

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