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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era: Interview with Bill Davis
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Bill Davis was born in Graceville, Minnesota. He moved with his family to Richfield and lived there until attending college at the University of Minnesota. He returned to Richfield after playing semi-pro baseball for a number of years. Davis married, raised a family, and at the time of the interview worked in the mortgage banking business. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Postwar home construction; sense of community in the neighborhoods; Richfield as a new community; local parks and park sports; expanding public schools; construction and development; sewer and water installation; influence of church on socialization; increasing organization of sports teams; development of identity in the Richfield schools; high school sports; community involvement in local sports; suburban shopping and entertainment options; state sports tournaments; community ceremony for sports teams; reasons for returning to Richfield; recent demographic changes and challenges in Richfield; impact of the local airport; trend of people returning to the city.
2 hours sound cassette
27 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
75 minutes length
Interviewee: Davis, Bill
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 114 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.27.6 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era'