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Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Sid Rommel
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.
1 hour sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewee: Rommel, Sidney
Interviewer: Rieger, Amy K.
Made in: Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota, United States
Itasca State Park
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 102 (Library Call Number)
AV2003.42.17 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'