Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era: Interview with Bill Davis

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Titles Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era: Interview with Bill Davis
Description 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.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
27 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 75 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Davis, Bill
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 07/18/2007
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 114 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.27.6 (Accession Number)
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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