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Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Mabre Rajala
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mabre Rajala was born in 1911. Her parents came to Dunbar Lake, Minnesota from Sweden as homesteaders. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life; the frame house her father build on their claim; speaking Swedish at home growing up; building roads and telephone lines; dealing the Spanish flu and small pox epidemics so far away from doctors and medical services; attitudes towards Indians; relationships between Swedish and Norwegian families in the area; going to school; memories of Blackduck, Minnesota; the life her parents left in Sweden; moving from Dunbar Lake to Grand Rapids; working as a maid and later as a teacher; meeting and marrying Art Rajala; how the Rajala family got into the logging business; setting up logging camps in Minnesota and in other states.
2 hours sound cassette
20 pages transcript
1 sound disc
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:34:00 running time
Interviewer: Esse, John
Interviewee: Rajala, Mabre
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 142 (Library Call Number)
AV2012.1.39 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Forest History Oral History Project'