Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Richard T. Sauer


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sauer's grandfather homesteaded in the park in 1889 and the Sauer family has lived in or near the park ever since. Sauer wrote a history of the park area from 1865 to 1965. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Some family history; memories of the park including the old Forest Inn, CCC work; tomahawk making; family ties to Brower; road building in the park in 1949 and 1958; changes in the park including the destruction and preservation of buildings; changes in fish and wildlife including the 1948 deer kill; resorts in the park; cooperation between the park and private enterprise in the park; early boat on Lake Itasca; work on the University of Minnesota substation; issues of park overuse; the uniqueness of Itasca State Park; suggestions for improvement of the headwaters area.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
7 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 15 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Sauer, Richard T.
Interviewer: Thoma, Ben
Subjects Itasca State Park
Dates Creation: 08/28/2000
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 102
Accession Number AV2003.40.13
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'

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