Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Roy Wallin




Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Roy Wallin's father, Erick Wallin, was director of the Transient Relief Camp (TRA) at Itasca. Roy Wallin was a farmer. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The main topics were his memories of the area and the work of his father, Erick. Personal background; father Erick's background; Erick Wallin's move from farming to forestry; Frank Pugh; becoming TRA superintendent; description of the camp; duties of the transients; going to town; turnover of men; moving to Lake Bronson; moving back to Itasca; serving as a carpenter for the University Station; describing Erick; Roy's life in the area; visiting Itasca as a child; Wegmann's store; pageants; buffalo and elk; contact with other residents; political involvement; bootlegging; Harold Searls; reflecting on the development of Itasca; Fourth of July celebrations and picnics; visiting the park; park visitors. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Gladwin Lynn and Gary Barbers of Lake Bronson were also present.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
24 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 70 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Wallin, Roy
Interviewer: Rieger, Amy K.
Made in Shevlin, Clearwater County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Itasca State Park
Made in Shevlin, Clearwater County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/18/1993
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 102
Accession Number AV2003.42.25
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'

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