Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era: Interview with John Hamilton
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: John Hamilton was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Dickinson College. After working in sales, he was transferred by Timex Watches to Minneapolis as a district manager, at which time he and his family moved to Richfield. Hamilton has been involved in the Rotary and Optimist Clubs, worked on the school board, and served three terms as Richfield's mayor in the 1980s. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Hamilton's work in sales and supervision; convenience of living in Richfield; description of postwar houses and later renovations; addition of permanent streets and sidewalks; population increase and subsequent decrease, especially as it pertained to children and schools; friendly neighborhoods transitioning into more solitary ones; suburban shopping options; Southdale's minimal impact on small businesses; aging population; local campaign politics; quality of Richfield schools; suburban entertainment choices; development of parks; importance of Richfield Methodist Church in social life.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
18 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 65 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Hamilton, John
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 03/09/2007
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 114
Accession Number AV2008.27.13
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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