Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era: Interview with Marian Maxson
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Marian Maxson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She and her husband later built a home in Richfield, where they raised their family. Maxson was very active in the local United Methodist Church and Girl Scouts. She was a charter member of the Richfield Historical Society, and previously worked in the Richfield Bank. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Prewar construction; transition of Richfield from rural to suburban; importance of the Richfield United Methodist Church in daily life; transportation and shopping during WWII, close-knit, stable neighborhoods; growing and processing some of the family's food; rapid increase in house construction following the war; importance of children in creating neighborhood friendships; suburban shopping and entertainment options; significance of local parks; recent age and racial demographic changes; high quality of Richfield's public schools; convenient location of Richfield; community work environment; development of the Richfield Bus Company; low occurrence of crime; impact of the city water system and highway construction; personal impact of the 1951 tornado on Maxson's house and her husband's job; community pride in school sports teams; Richfield's July 4th parade; proactive political policy; importance of the Richfield Historical Society; positive impact of the airport; the idea of Richfield as a small town.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
38 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 80 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Maxson, Marian
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/27/2007
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 114
Accession Number AV2008.27.18
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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