Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era: Interview with Sherman P. Booen
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sherman Booen was born on a farm near Glenville, Minnesota. He was a civilian test pilot during World War II and moved to Richfield with his wife and daughter after the war. He then worked in radio and television, was in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, and published the "World of Aviation" and his magazine "The Minnesota Flyer" from his Richfield home. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Booen's reasons for choosing to live in Richfield; Richfield as a "bedroom community"; house construction and postwar prices; neighborhood changes since 1945; Richfield's stages of expansion; daily commute to Minneapolis; transition of shopping and entertainment from the city to the suburbs; impact of filling stations and road construction; installation of city water; shooting of Fred Babcock; 1951 tornado; civic pride; the relationship between Richfield and the airport; postwar demographics.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
21 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 55 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Booen, Sherman
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/24/2007
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 114
Accession Number AV2008.27.2
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era'

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