Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Milo Stillwell
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Milo Stillwell grew up in Itasca and worked at Wegmann's store and the post office. He was a lumberman. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: The main topic was his experiences growing up in Itasca in the early 1900s. Personal background; father's arrival in Itasca; first home; working at Wegmann's and keeping the post office; fire break; LaSalle Trail - the bear; McMullen cabin; moving their home; going to school; seeing his first car; logging camps and the log drive; working for logging camps - George Wilson; working as a steam hauler; Nicollet Cabin; meeting his wife; Wegmann - the store, the people; memories of the park; people of the park, including Rust and Heinzelman; Middlewest Cabin and others; father's work as park superintendent; elk; fire; road work; tree planting; life in the park; pioneer cemetery; digging for artifacts; University Station; his brother; working in the logging camps; the drives; headwaters; park visitors; getting supplies; his father's retirement from being superintendent; reflections on damming the lake; bear; reflecting on the early life in Itasca; school; first ride in a car; helping at University Station; Heinzelman, Wegmann and McMann; Korth; Sauers and other settlers; community activities; religion; Halloween; final thoughts; Land of the Bustihagan; preacher's convention.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
51 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 150 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Stillwell, Milo
Interviewer: Rieger, Amy K.
Made in Carlton, Carlton County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Itasca State Park
Made in Carlton, Carlton County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/02/1993
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 102
Accession Number AV2003.42.24
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'

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