Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Frank Werthner

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Titles Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Frank Werthner
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Frank Werthner was born in 1886, near Green Bay, Wisconsin. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early life, logging and homesteading around Green Bay, Wisconsin; moving to Minnesota and eventually to Bigfork; logging and homesteading in Minnesota, compared to Wisconsin; water barrels and water tanks; hauling logs; hunting; first homesteaders in the Bigfork area; Indians in the Bigfork area, and Busticoggins and the Bustiecoggin Township; CCC camps; logging wages and daily schedule; logging camp layout, and living in a bunkhouse; tobacco use amongst Lumberjacks; wolves' interactions with loggers and camp; becoming a rancher, growing oats and barley.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
46 pages transcript
1 sound disc
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:15:30 running time
Creation Interviewer: Esse, John
Interviewer: Rajala, William
Interviewee: Werthner, Frank
Dates Creation: 05/10/1976
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 142 (Library Call Number)
AV2012.1.52 (Accession Number)
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Forest History Oral History Project'


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