Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Harold Rutherford



Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Harold Rutherford was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 2703. He worked for the highway department at the time of the interview. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The general topic was his experiences with the CCC. Personal background; the Depression; joining the CCC; first impressions; CCC activities; going to town; food; George Wilson and other camp personnel; Itasca vs. Nevis; camp characters; leisure time activities; educational opportunities; religion; money; changes in the park; pageants; beer and drinking; reflecting on the CCC; leaving the CCC; age; supplies; overall opinion of the CCC; medical facilities of the CCC; getting shots; contact with locals.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
17 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Rutherford, Harold
Interviewer: Rieger, Amy K.
Made in Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Itasca State Park
Made in Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/14/1993
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 102
Accession Number AV2003.42.18
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'

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