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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era: Interview with Wesley Scott
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Wesley Scott was born in Minneapolis and has lived in Richfield his entire life. He graduated from Washburn High School, attended the College of St. Thomas before joining the Army, and later graduated from the University of Minnesota. He married and raised a family in Richfield and was active in coaching youth athletics and in the PTA. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Descriptions of Richfield's development from rural to suburban; housing costs; early transportation options; expansion and quality of Richfield schools; impact of World War II blackouts and rationing on Richfield; Scott's father's move from Canada to the United States to join the Army during World War I; suburban shopping and delivery options; stable and close-knit neighborhoods; Richfield entertainment options: movie theaters, American Legion dances, sports, parks; the idea of Richfield as a small town; convenience of Richfield; Scott's experiences coaching youth hockey; reduction in the size of Richfield over the years; the sense of competition between East and West Richfield.
2 hours sound cassette
30 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
75 minutes length
Interviewee: Scott, Wesley
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 114 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.27.21 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era'