Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Edward Schubert




Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Edward Schubert was born in Minnesota. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at Itasca State Park. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: General topic was his service with the CCC, (S-70, Company 1723). Personal background; initial contact with Itasca in 1919; headwaters development; Wegmann's; elk, buffalo and deer; effects of the Depression; joining the Civil Works Administration (CWA); joining the CCC; first day of camp; initial activities upon arrival; first day of work; practical joking; camp characters and names; exploring the park; contact between camps; "educational opportunities"; automobiles and going to town; description of the camp; other people in camp; food; general rules in camp; contact with local residents; camp pets; camp slang; development of Itasca; religious services; reveille and inspections; leaving the CCC; reflections on experiences.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
32 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 90 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Schubert, Edward
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: 07/21/1993
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 102
Accession Number AV2003.42.20
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'

User Comments

  • Robert J Hebzynski on June 18, 2015 01:59:33 PM

    It is so awesome that this exists! Ed was my great uncle on my mother's side of the family. A truly wonderful human being.

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