Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews: Interview with Ernest Olson
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ernest Olson was born in 1927 in Duluth, Minnesota. He attended high school in Grand Marais, Minnesota and eventually went on to study at Utah State Agricultural College. He enlisted when the war was ending and participated in the American occupation of Germany. Upon returning home, Olson worked as a fisherman, electronics repairman, and construction contractor. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing up during the Great Depression; being exposed to the Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC] and Works Progress Administration [WPA]; attending Utah State Agricultural College; basic training in Texas; the dropping of the atomic bombs; occupying Berlin and southern Germany; working on a fishing boat; getting married and having children; working as an electronics repairman; advances in technology: color television; working for the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe as a construction contractor; working for the Radisson Inn in Grand Portage.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassettes
49 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 150
Creation Interviewee: Olson, Ernest
Interviewer: White, Karissa
Interviewer: Horrigan, Brian
Made in Grand Portage, Cook County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Grand Portage, Cook County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/10/2006
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 118
Accession Number AV2008.31.8
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Minnesota Native American Interviews'

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