Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Alvin and Dorothy Katzenmeyer


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Alvin Katzenmeyer lived and visited near the park since the 1920s and his wife, Dorothy, had been there since the mid-1940s. He was a former park worker and she was a local postmistress. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Changes in mail service in the area; frequent changes in park managers; the building of Highway 200; changes in the mammal population in the park; deer hunting in the park; changes in the habits of visitors and the resulting closing of resorts; demise of bus service to the park; advent of interpretive services; anecdotes about Dobey, Sauer, Luschen, and Korth families; reforestation issue.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
9 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 20 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Katzenmeyer, Alvin
Interviewee: Katzenmeyer, Dorothy
Interviewer: Thoma, Ben
Subjects Itasca State Park
Dates Creation: 07/20/2000
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 102
Accession Number AV2003.40.7
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'

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