Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Don Benson
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Don Benson was born in 1908 in Missouri. Don had lived in Talmoon, Minnesota since 1917. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life; coming to Minnesota; early days of logging near Talmoon; Slash and burn State law; camps in the area; hunting; old time camp bosses; railroads; Craig and Effie; Chippewa National Forest; camps around the Marcell township; various camps and loggers; selling alcohol to Native Americans; Chief Moose Moo; Chief Busti Coggins; dairy cows; fox hides; hunting deer; his wife and family; the source of the Mississippi.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
36 pages transcript
1 sound disc
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:31:37 running time
Creation Interviewer: Esse, John
Interviewee: Benson, Don
Dates Creation: 02/05/1976
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 142
Accession Number AV2012.1.2
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Forest History Oral History Project'

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