Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Sid Rommel



Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sid Rommel served as a forester at Itasca Park. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The general topic was his experiences as a forester at Itasca. Personal background; interest in forestry as a scout; his first acquaintance with the park in 1931; student at forestry station; southwest cabin; the Division of Forestry "encampment"; Earl Lange; Frank Pugh; deer; November storms and others; transfer out of Itasca; determining how to perpetuate pines in Itasca; forestry schools; John Dobie; exploring the park; Wegmann and other locals; Butlers; park visitors; Itasca vs. other areas of duty; park politics; duties at Itasca; maintaining the telephones; cleaning up after storms; the Division of Forestry and the Division of Parks; staffing the tower; general reflections.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Rommel, Sidney
Interviewer: Rieger, Amy K.
Made in Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Itasca State Park
Made in Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/31/1993
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 102
Accession Number AV2003.42.17
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'

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