Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with George W. Crocker

Transcript (PDF)


Titles Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project: Interview with George W. Crocker
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Crocker was from Minneapolis and graduated from Stillwater High School. He attended the University of Minnesota for several years when he became involved in the anti-war movement. He worked as a draft counselor and anti-draft organizer for the Twin Cities draft information center. He was living in Lowry, Pope County during the powerline protest. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Background; involvement in 1960s anti-war movement; becoming involved in powerline issue; reaction to powerline controversy; cooperative decision making process; decentralized energy; development of energy needs; soft vs. hard technology; usefulness of non-violent protest tactics; significance of protest movements; relationship of powerline investment and dome stadiums; personal role in controversy; utilities strategy; impact of the media; Tesla Project; and developing alternative energy resources.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassette
35 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 150 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Crocker, George W.
Interviewer: Nelson, Edward P.
Places Subject: Lowry, Pope County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/21/1979
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 25 (Library Call Number)
AV1988.180.8 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Powerline Oral History Project'


This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF.

User Comments

How Can We Help?

Know Something We Don't?

Please comment below if you are able to:

  • provide any additional information that will help us better understand or interpret these items
  • provide information that clarifies historical context of the item
  • report an error in the description


Name and Comment will be displayed publicly.

Name: (required)

E-mail: (required)

I agree to the Terms of Use (required)

If you are a person leave these fields blank.