Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Rollis Bishop

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Titles Itasca State Park Oral History Project: Interview with Rollis Bishop
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Rollis Bishop was owner and manager of Bishop's Department Store in Park Rapids. He grew up in Itasca Park area and was active on several park related activities. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Memories of the park in the 1920s and 1930s; early advisory board meetings; winter trail zoning controversy; improvements in park over the years; changes in the advisory board and DNR relationship over the time; relationship between the board (later Friends of Itasca) and politicians; changes in wildlife; relationship of the park to area businesses; comments on Bert's cabins; CCC camp buildings; forest rehabilitation; role of state park trail council; comments on current manager.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
6 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 15 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Bishop, Rollis
Interviewer: Thoma, Ben
Made in: Park Rapids, Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Itasca State Park
Dates Creation: 08/02/2000
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 102 (Library Call Number)
AV2003.40.1 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Itasca State Park Oral History Project'


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