Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Marion Brown
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Part 2


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Marion Brown was born in 1902 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He worked for the railroad. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life; father coming to Grand Rapids to teach; working as a young boy; working in a saw mill; mill operations; burning slashings; horses; roads; the timber market after World War I; work schedule for lumberjacks; different cultures interacting around the lumber camps; Indians; the effect of railroads; various railroad lines and where they went; living near the railroad line; alcohol; Deer River area; railroad and mill operators.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
33 pages transcript
1 sound disc
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:30:24 running time
Creation Interviewer: Esse, John
Interviewee: Brown, Marion
Made in Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/29/1975
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 142
Accession Number AV2012.1.5
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Forest History Oral History Project'

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