Minnesota Resort Industry Oral History Project: Interview with Bert Pfeifer

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Titles Minnesota Resort Industry Oral History Project: Interview with Bert Pfeifer
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Bert Pfeifer was born in 1915 in North Dakota in the Red River Valley twenty miles west of Fargo. Hew was the original owner of Bert's Cabins, a resort bordering Lake Itasca State Park. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Birthplace, first jobs, working at Wegmann's store, how the store was supplied, customers, season, services, best selling items. Founding of Bert's Cabins, how it came about and was first established. Clients, length of stay, activities, amenities, meals. Changes in clientele, resort over time, in the length of the season, and importance of hunting and fishing. His relationship with the Park and how that has changed over time. Changes in Park management and policies. Changes in the Park to trees, water, wildlife, infrastructure, roads, camping, food and boating.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
28 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 70 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Pfeifer, Bert
Interviewer: Fogerty, James E.
Dates Creation: 11/17/1999
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 79 (Library Call Number)
AV2000.128.2 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Resort Industry Oral History Project'


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