Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era: Interview with Vernon L. Luettinger
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Vernon L. Luettinger was born in St. Charles, Minnesota. After high school, he joined the Navy and was a lieutenant commander when he retired from service. He moved with his family to Richfield, Minnesota, where he was very active in the local government. He served on the city council from 1963-1980, as a zoning hearing examiner, and with the Housing Redevelopment Authority. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Reasons for moving to Richfield; description of postwar housing and GI Bill; stability and friendliness of Richfield neighborhoods; suburban transportation, entertainment, dining, and shopping options; debate over the city water system; importance of Richfield being a community separate from surrounding cities; importance of local churches in daily life; positive and negative aspects of Crosstown and I-494 development; unpopularity of Sunday store closings; practical and aesthetic significance of storm sewers, permanent streets, and lighting; transition from village to Plan B government; increasing diversity of Richfield's population; rezoning and tax increment financing debates; community pride in high school athletic teams; town-airport relations; development and recognition of the Woodlake Nature Center.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
42 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 95 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Luettinger, Vernon
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/26/2007
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 114
Accession Number AV2008.27.17
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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